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3 family members in Cole Camp were shot to death

COLE CAMP, Mo. | Authorities say three people found dead in their west-central Missouri home were shot to death.

The bodies of 64-year-old Donnie Luetjen, his wife, Sharon Luetjen, and their 15-year-old granddaughter, Taron Luetjen, were found in their Cole Camp home Tuesday.

Sgt. Scott Meyer of the Missouri State Highway Patrol said Thursday that all three died of a gunshot wound. He would not say what type of gun was used or if there was an apparent break-in at the home.

Meyer said no suspects are in custody, but authorities are asking for the public's help. The victims were last seen Sunday.

The Rural Missouri Major Case Squad, a collection of officials from law enforcement agencies around the state, has been activated to help with the investigation.

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