Southwest MO girl found, Father in custody following double shooting

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Christopher Paschall & Alli Paschall

CASSVILLE, Mo. (AP) _ A Springdale, Arkansas, man is jailed after the mother of his 2-year-old daughter and her grandfather died in a shooting in southwest Missouri.

The girl was found at the suspect’s mother’s home in Arkansas hours after she was taken Monday from the victims’ home just north of Washburn, Missouri.

Barry County Sheriff Mick Epperly says 37-year-old Christopher Paschall is suspected of killing 29-year-old Casey Brace and her grandfather, 76-year-old Herb Townsend, at Townsend’s home. Brace died at the scene but Townsend died later at a hospital.

Epperly says Paschall took his daughter to his mother’s home in Springdale, where he was arrested Monday night.

Paschall is being held on $1 million bond in Fayetteville, Arkansas, pending extradition. It is unclear if he has an attorney.