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Woman found shot dead in Avondale

PHOENIX — Avondale police are investigating a Monday-morning shooting near 109th Avenue and Lower Buckeye Road.

That’s where a shot was fired around and police later found a woman dead on the floor of a garage and a child in the car. The garage door was open and the woman had been shot in the head.

The woman has been identified as Donella Clauschee, 28. According to police, she may have been helping the child, a 4-year-old girl, into a car seat, at the time of the attack.

The child was unharmed. Her relation to the victim, if any, is unknown, said Sgt. Brandon Busse.

Police said they are searching for 41-year-old Michael Hall as a person of interest in the case.