Puerto Rico Man Hangs Daughter Then Himself

By: AP
By: AP

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- 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,

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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