Ind. Mom Dies in Carbon Monoxide Suicide — Was Death of Daughter, 5, an Accident or Intentional?



Wedding says there were no signs of injury, break-in or weapons found at the scene.

“I was at the autopsy and we found no … significant injury and certainly not one associated with the death,” he says.

Wedding says the two were found by Shanafelt’s sister, who had gone to the house to check on their well-being.

Wedding says they don't know who died first.

"We can’t pinpoint who died first but they both appeared to be deceased for several days," he says.

Shanafelt, a single mother of two, had a “quirky, off-center sense of humor,” her sister, Dana Markee, told the Courier & Press.

“She was really compassionate," Markee said. "She was kind of the artsy type. She loved handmade jewelry and music. She liked corny jokes. She loved her kids."

"I can say she would be absolutely shocked by how many people have been touched by all this," her friend Sarah Wolf said, the Courier & Press reports. "She always smiled at everybody. She just did her best to provide and work hard.”

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Dahni was a  kindergarten student at Highland Elementary School.

"She hugged everyone,” said Markee. “We could go to restaurants, and she would hug the waitress," Markee said. "She never met a stranger. She loved her teacher at Highland."

According to her obituary, Dahni loved the Disney movie Frozen, animals and the colors pink and purple.

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