Murder-suicide in the Forest

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Marion County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) Major Crimes detectives are investigating what appears to be a murder-suicide incident in the Ocala National Forest. Deputies responded to the area of Forest Road 88, approximately 2 miles north of East State Road 40 after receiving a call from a passerby that discovered the scene at 10:52 a.m. today. Deputies located an adult female and a toddler-aged female both deceased from an apparent gunshot wound. Also at the scene was an adult male suffering from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound but still alive. He was taken to an area hospital and is listed in critical condition at this time.


The victims of the shootings have been identified.
27 year old Kevin Benjamin Olesen Farias from Minnesota has been identified as the shooter and died at an area hospital following a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His victims have been identified as 32 year old Jessica Johnson from Wisconsin and their daughter, 1 year old Gabriela Farias.