Sheriff: Man Suspected of Killing Girl, 14, Found Dead

An East Texas sheriff says a 14-year-old girl was shot and killed in her home and the suspected gunman was later found dead along a rural road.

Jasper County Sheriff Mitch Newman told the Beaumont Enterprise that Tristan Dilley was killed Sunday at the home in Buna (BYOO'-nuh), northeast of Beaumont.

Newman says the girl was found in a second-floor room with a gunshot wound to the head.

Evidence found at the home led authorities to search for a 19-year-old man who Newman says had a relationship with Dilley.

The man's body was found Monday near his vehicle on the rural road not far from Vidor (VY'-dohr). The man, who authorities have not identified, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Authorities have not provided a motive for the shooting.

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