Dallas-area mayor, teen daughter are shot dead

COPPELL, Texas (AP) - A spokeswoman for a Dallas-area city says the mayor and her teenage daughter have been shot dead.

Community Information Officer Sharon Logan says the bodies of 55-year-old Mayor Jayne Peters and her 19-year-old daughter, Corrine Peters, were found at their home in Coppell (kuh-PEL) on Tuesday night.

Logan says in a statement that police discovered the bodies after council members expressed concern that the usually prompt mayor did not show up for a council meeting.

Police found no signs of forced entry. City police made no immediate comment.

Jayne Peters had been mayor of Coppell, 15 miles northwest of Dallas, since 2009. Corinne Peters graduated from Coppell High School this year.

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