Police: Puerto Rico man hangs daughter, self

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Posted: Jul 10, 2011 3:55 PM
Police: Puerto Rico man hangs daughter, self

Puerto Rico police say a 30-year-old man apparently hanged his 4-year-old daughter from a backyard tree and then used another noose to kill himself.

Police spokesman Anibal Cortes said a neighbor discovered the bodies hanging from the same tree Sunday morning in the eastern mountain town of San Lorenzo.

Cortez says Pedro Montanez Montanez was being investigated for domestic violence allegations reported two weeks ago by his estranged wife, the mother of the young girl.

Investigators say no further details were immediately available, citing an ongoing probe,