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Father kills 3-year-old daughter in apparent murder-suicide in Temple Terrace

Posted at 9:12 AM, Dec 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-11 09:12:58-05

TEMPLE TERRACE, Fla. — Two bodies were found in a Temple Terrace home Monday evening in what police say is an apparent murder-suicide.

The Temple Terrace Police Department said they responded to 1859 Skylake Place, shortly after 4 p.m., after the victim's mother requested a well-being check.

Upon arrival, officers found the body of 3-year-old Ela Deniz Friedman Aytes and of her father, 48-year-old Ayhan Aytes.

Officers said preliminary evidence shows that Ayhan murdered Ela before killing himself.

The cause of death has not been released and is pending autopsy results.

The Temple Terrace Police Department asks anyone with information regarding this incident to contact them at 813-989-7110.

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