• Florida man, 2-year-old daughter dead in suspected murder-suicide, deputies say

    By: Michelle Ewing, Cox Media Group National Content Desk


    SARASOTA, Fla. - Investigators in Florida believe a father killed his toddler daughter then himself in Sarasota last week, authorities said.

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    The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is currently conducting two related death investigations. Deputies were notified...

    Posted by Sarasota County (FL) Sheriff's Office on Saturday, September 14, 2019

    According to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office, deputies found Miguel Angel Castillo-Hernandez, 34, and his 2-year-old daughter unresponsive in the woods after learning Friday evening that he had sent the girl's mother text messages saying the child might be dead.

    First responders performed CPR on the pair but could not revive them, the Sheriff's Office said in a Saturday news release. Authorities believe both died from asphyxiation.

    "There are no known additional suspects or victims involved in this incident," the news release said. "As such, detectives believe both deaths are the result of a murder-suicide."

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