MARKSVILLE, Louisiana — Avoyelles Parish authorities say a 28-year-old Effie man shot his 7-year-old daughter to death and then killed himself.
Sheriff Doug Anderson tells The Town Talk (http://townta.lk/1CtYk8c) the victims were Ryan Recktenwald and his daughter, Madeline.
Anderson says their bodies were found Wednesday night in a field behind a home where the Recktenwalds had been staying on Louisiana Highway 1196 in Effie.
Investigators say Ryan Recktenwald shot his daughter Madeline three times with a semi-automatic pistol, killing her, and then shot himself once in the chest.
Authorities say the Recktenwalds had been living with friends for a while and that Ryan Recktenwald was depressed over personal issues.
Information from: Alexandria Daily Town Talk, http://www.thetowntalk.com