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Dunnellon woman killed in murder-suicide at her home identified

DUNNELLON — Authorities Sunday identified the victim and assailant of an apparent murder-suicide, as well as a man hurt when deputies say he tried to intervene.

Leona Field, 63, died outside her Dunnellon home after being shot in the head and neck, according to the Citrus County Sheriff's Office. Deputies identified the man who shot her as Mark Davidson, 60, who lived with her.

Authorities had responded to a call about 3:30 p.m. Saturday to 6439 W Riverbend Road and found Field and Davidson dead from gunshot wounds near the driveway of the home Field owned. Field had been president of a local group called Protect Our Waters at Rousseau.

Steven Snowman, 66, of Inverness suffered a "head wound from an unknown weapon" when he tried to intervene, deputies said. He was airlifted to a hospital and was expected to recover.

Dunnellon woman killed in murder-suicide at her home identified 07/31/11 [Last modified: Sunday, July 31, 2011 8:43pm]
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