Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Dad a "suspect" in murder-suicide involving 4-year-old daughter (Fort Myers, Florida)

Okay, admittedly this is breaking news. But it's still terribly confusing. Why is there no mention of this child's mother? What happened to her? Was Dad married to her? Is this a single dad? Did he have custody? What?

Dad is identified as JOHN MEDINA.


Police name father as a suspect in daughter's death

Published: Sep 09, 2014 4:46 PM EDT
Updated: Sep 09, 2014 5:05 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Authorities have named a father the suspect in his little girl's death.

Lee County deputies found 34-year-old John Medina and his 4-year-old daughter Sophie dead yesterday at two separate crime scenes.

Officials found Sophie's body at The Palms of Monterrey apartment complex off Summerlin Rd. She attended Princeton Academy for two years. The director, Dr. Janice Wolfson confirmed Sophie was in class Friday. In a statement, Dr. Wolfson said their "hearts are broken and prayers go out to her family."

John Medina's body was pulled from the Caloosahatchee River early in the morning yesterday after his car was discovered abandoned on the Cape Coral Bridge.