5-month-old child found inside home of murder/suicide

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Monday, June 3, 2013 - 4:00pm

A 5-month-old child was found inside a home with two dead bodies. Police believe the shooting was the result of a murder/suicide.

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office reports that deputies were called out to a home on Brittani Court in Hammond shortly before noon. When deputies arrived, nothing appeared to be out of place.

“No one would answer the door and a baby could be heard inside,” Chief Dennis Pevey explained. “Deputies entered the residence through an unlocked side door to discover a 5-month-old child unattended in a seat in the front room.”

Deputies began to search the residence. Two bodies were found in the rear bedroom. 

Officials say Brandon Colona, 26, shot and killed his girlfriend, Theresa Doby, 21, before turning the gun on himself. We're told they were living together in the home.

“It appears to be a murder/suicide by gunshot,” Chief Pevey said. “Detectives are canvassing the neighborhood for information regarding this residence.”

The infant is reportedly in "good health" and has been placed with family members.

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