- Associated Press - Monday, January 13, 2014

BURWELL, Neb. (AP) - The family of a Burwell man who authorities say killed himself and his daughter has scheduled a memorial service.

The Garfield County attorney has ruled that 31-year-old Christopher Melling used a shotgun to kill his daughter, Amy Melling, at their home in Burwell. The little girl’s body was buried on Sunday, which would have been her third birthday.

The memorial service for Christopher Melling is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon at the VFW in Gibbon.

The bodies were found last Tuesday after officers were sent to the Burwell house to check on the residents. Neighbors had reported their concerns after seeing no activity at the home. The deaths are believed to have occurred sometime between the night of Jan. 4 and Tuesday morning

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