2 Women, 1 Man Shot to Death in Home in Northeast Florida; Suspect Found Dead

Authorities say a man suspected in the slayings of three people in Florida has died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Clay County Sheriff Rick Beseler says 41-year-old Murray Lancaster's body was found Tuesday in a camper trailer by a SWAT team hours after the bodies of his girlfriend, her father and his ex-wife were found.

The sheriff's office said the bodies of Lancaster's girlfriend Valorie Short, her father, Waylin "Buddy" Short, and his ex-wife Erica Green were found early Tuesday.

Lancaster is the nephew of former Clay County Sheriff Scott Lancaster, and son of a county commissioner.

Lancaster had been arrested in March for domestic battery and resisting an officer after he and Buddy Short had a confrontation.

Court records indicate that Valorie Short told police Lancaster got angry because she had refused to give him his keys when he was drunk.

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