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Mom, son found dead in possible suicide

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OAK-CREEK CANYON, Ariz. (AP) - A woman and her adult son have been found dead in Oak Creek Canyon in what authorities believe was a double suicide.

The Coconino County Sheriff's Office said the bodies of the woman and man were found Tuesday morning propped up against a log between the edge of the road and the right-of-way fence on Highway 89A.

Authorities say the bodies were around a quarter mile from the visitor center at the Oak Creek Canyon Overlook.

Detectives found what are believed to be two suicide notes, one from each person, next to the bodies. Authorities say a handgun was found in the lap of the dead man.

No names have been released.

It was unclear how long the bodies had been there.

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