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Wife, Mother of Burwell Man and Child Found Dead in Home Jailed Just Days Before for Domestic Assault

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The wife and mother of a Burwell man and little girl found dead in their home Tuesday was arrested just days before their bodies were found.

Tammy Melling was arrested last Friday on charges of domestic assault and menacing threats according to the Valley County Sheriff's Office, where she was jailed because Garfield County doesn't have a jail. She bonded out the next day.

A court date has been scheduled for Melling for Feb. 4 in Garfield County.

Her husband, 31-year-old Christopher Melling, and daughter, 2-year-old Aimee Melling, were found dead in their Burwell home Tuesday after neighbors called in a welfare check.

Authorities are investigating the deaths as a murder-suicide.

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