UPDATE: Norfolk mother kills 8-year-old daughter before taking her own life; woman now identified

UPDATE: A woman and an 8-year-old girl were found dead inside of a Norfolk home on Wednesday. 

Police have now released the cause of death for both victims and the name of the adult. 

They say the child died as a result of a gunshot wound and the woman, identified as 48-year-old Karla M. Mihok, died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. 

Police continue to investigate this case. 

Norfolk, Va. – Police in Norfolk are now investigating after a woman and a small girl were discovered dead inside of a home.

Police say they received the initial call at 2:38 p.m.

The two were found in a home in the 400 block of Woodford Street.

Norfolk detectives and forensics are on the scene and they are conducting an investigation into these two undetermined deaths.

No other details have been released at this time.

A neighbor says a family of four lived in the home. He also says the woman lived in the home with  her husband and two daughters.

“The five-year-old girl had down syndrome and she was like a little sister to me and I cared about here a lot,” says a teen who babysat the girl.

Neighbors say the little girl was loved by everyone. “(She would) like blow kisses to me and wave. She couldn’t really talk but it was like she was saying ‘hi’ in her own way.”

“It breaks my heart that somebody would do this to a sweet lady and an adorable five-year-old. Like why would somebody do that is what keeps going through my head because neither deserve this.”


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