Woman, toddler found dead in Ocala National Forest, third person shot

MARION COUNTY - Marion County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes detectives are investigating what appears to be a murder-suicide incident in the Ocala National Forest. 

Deputies responded to the area of Forest Road 88, approximately 2 miles north of East State Road 40 after receiving a call from a passerby that discovered the scene at 10:52 a.m. Saturday. 

Deputies located an adult female and a toddler-aged female, both deceased from an apparent gunshot wound.  Also at the scene was an adult male suffering from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound but still alive.  He was taken to an area hospital, where he later passed away.

The Marion County Sheriff's Office confirmed on Sunday, March 11th, that the adult female victim's name was 32-year-old Jessica L. Johnson. They also stated that the shooter's name is 27-year-old Kevin Benjamin Olesen Farias from Minnesota. 

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