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Mother, daughter found dead in apparent murder-suicide

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An east Tennessee mother and daughter are dead after an apparent murder-suicide.

Investigators in Johnson City found the bodies of Heather Buchanan and her six-year-old daughter Sunday morning.  The Johnson City Press reported both suffered gunshot wounds to the head.

Police had been looking for Buchanan following a shootout Saturday night at the home of her boyfriend, Mark Johnson.

When officers arrived, Buchanan, 31, fired two shots at an officer and then fled with her daughter into the woods behind the home.

Officers spend the majority of the overnight hours searching for the pair.

Their bodies were found in the driveway of nearby home around 9 a.m.

Police are still investigating and a motive has yet to be determined.

Detectives plan to interview Johnson, who suffered gunshot wounds to his hand and stomach in the shootout.

*The Johnson City Press contributed to this report.

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