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Man kills 3-year-old daughter, then commits suicide

LONGMONT, Colo. -- Longmont police say a man who had custody of his 3-year-old daughter for the weekend shot and killed her and then shot himself to death.

Investigators say the girl's mother dropped her off at the house in the 1200 block of Red Mountain Dr. Friday afternoon.

She went to pick her up Sunday, but couldn't reach the father. She called police to ask them to conduct a welfare check. That's when police found the man and girl dead.

Investigators say the 38-year-old man left a suicide note.

"It appears to be pretty straight-forward, but we still need to make sure that we look at all the angles and just make sure that it's presenting as indicated," Longmont police spokesman Jeffrey Satur says.

Neighbors say the man's wife recently moved out, and the 3-year-old girl split time between the parents.

Investigators were at the home through the night gathering evidence.

The names of the deceased were not released.


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