Deaths of 4-Month-Old Girl and Father Under Investigation

Authorities are investigating the deaths of a 4-month-old baby girl and her father found inside a home in Hillsboro, New Hampshire.

Investigators are awaiting autopsy results to find out exactly what happened to them.

There was a gut-wrenching discovery inside a first-floor apartment at 45 Bridge St., according to authorities.

"There was a call placed for service to the Hillsboro Police Department," said Assistant New Hampshire Attorney General Heather Cherniske.

Miles Deuse, 39, and his 4-month-old daughter, Makenzie, were found dead on Sunday morning.

"It's very tough to wrap your head around," said neighbor Kittery Durgin.

She's known Deuse since high school.

"He certainly was just a good, kind person, so I would imagine as a parent, he was that same way," Durgin said.

Investigators aren't yet saying who made the initial 911 call or how Deuse and his daughter died, but they're making it clear that the public was never in danger.

"All I can say is that it was a self-contained situation and it appears at this time that all parties have been identified," Cherniske said.

With two lives cut short, and a community left shaken, family and friends are still desperate for answers.

"There would be nothing that would make me think that such a tragedy could happen, but who would know, who would ever see that coming," Durgin said.

NBC10 Boston reached out to the baby's mother, but hasn't heard back. The baby's grandmother said the family is asking for privacy at this difficult time.

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