CLEVELAND -- Police say a 19-year-old mom and her 1-year-old daughter were found shot to death in a Cleveland garage next to the body of the woman's estranged boyfriend, who was suspected of kidnapping them.
Cleveland police Sgt. Sammy Morris said the three were found with gunshot wounds before 3 a.m. Sunday in a closed garage at an unoccupied building. He said it appeared the man, Thomas Lorde, 35, had shot himself in the head.
Lorde had abducted Latasha Jackson and her daughter, Chaniya Wynn, around noon Saturday as the mother walked with her 14-year-old brother and pushed the little girl in a brown and pink stroller, according to a police report.
The teen said Lorde pulled a gun and ordered him to walk away, saying he was going to kill Jackson and take the child, the report says.
Police said the couple had dated for about two months and that Jackson was trying to end the relationship.
An Amber Alert issued on behalf of Jackson described Lorde as a violent sexual predator with outstanding felony warrants in New York.
According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Lorde had been convicted of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in 1996.
Red roses, wrapped in cellophane, leaned against the garage where police discovered the bodies, the Plain Dealer reported. On the side of the garage, spray-painted messages read: "Rest in Peace Latasha and Chaniya" and "We Love U 2012".
Telephone messages placed by msnbc.com seeking comment with family members of Jackson were not immediately returned.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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