LONGMONT, Colo. (CBS4/AP) – Police in Longmont suspect that a 38-year-old father killed his 3-year-old daughter before killing himself.

The bodies of the girl and her father were found in the bedroom of the man’s home in the 1200 block on Red Mountain Drive on Sunday after his estranged wife showed up and no one answered the door. Police commander Jeff Satur said the man was taking care of the child for the weekend.

He told the Longmont Times-Call that police found a note inside the home but declined to provide details about what it said. Satur said the scene was very disturbing.

“Especially for our officers, detectives, we all have children and you just hate to see a child’s life taken like this,” Satur said. “There are no words to describe it and no reasons to ever justify it.”

Authorities haven’t released the names of the man or his daughter but there are reports the man was recently separated from his wife.

Autopsies are scheduled Tuesday.

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Comments (4)
  1. denvervet says:

    What a horrible tradgedy. Only a coward kills an innocent child.

  2. e says:

    So, why can’t people like this just do away with themselves and let the innocent live on. The innocent victims have rights! They always want to harm someone else!

  3. lindsay says:

    Heartless people who not only think about hurting themselves but have the sick thoughts to hurt innocent children are sick, sick people, evil people who should not have any business on this earth.

  4. Geri says:

    This little girl was such a beuatiful little girl. I will miss her. We need to pray for strength for her mom and brother to get through this horrible time they are going through.

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