Father, Two Children Murdered in West Plains

MAY 25, 2004 - Posted at 10:40 a.m. CDT

WEST PLAINS, MO - Investigators in the small southern Missouri town of West Plains are trying to determine who killed a 28-year-old man and his two children.

The three victims were found in their apartment late yesterday afternoon by the wife of the father, Keith Bennett.

Also killed were his six-year-old daughter, Klover Lawrence, and four-year-old son, Keith Bennett II.  Police say all three apparently were shot to death.

Police say there were no signs of forced entry into the home.

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