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Mother and daughter found dead in central Mississippi home

CAMDEN, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi authorities are investigating the deaths of a mother and daughter whose bodies were found in their home.

Madison County Coroner Alex Breeland tells news outlets that the bodies of 45-year-old Falonda Jobe-Simpson and 21-year-old Davonda Washington were found Tuesday night in their house in Camden.

The community is in central Mississippi’s Madison County, about 45 miles northeast of the capital city of Jackson.

A relative, Joiniter Jobe, said he saw the bodies and it appeared they had been burned. Jobe is Washington’s uncle, and he said she was a Delta State University student who was home for the summer.

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation and the Madison County Sheriff’s Department are investigating the case.