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Bodies of Father, Son Found in Missouri Park

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WILDWOOD, Mo. (KMOX/AP) - St. Louis County police say a man and his son were found dead in a state park near St. Louis.

The bodies were found Tuesday near a hiking trail in Babler State Park in Wildwood.  Douglas Potter, 57, fatally shot son Joseph, age 20, before he killed himself.

A couple walking in the park found the bodies and a vehicle that belonged to one of the men was discovered nearby.

Authorities evacuated the park except for a group of students who were on a camping trip in an area away from where the bodies were found.

St. Louis County Police are now calling this a murder/suicide wherein the father took the son’s life, and then took his own, though police have no motive.

A weapon was recovered at the scene.

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