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Couple Accused of Incest, Their Baby Found Dead in Double Murder-Suicide

Connecticut police confirmed the man and woman shot and killed in pickup truck in New Milford Thursday and the suspect later found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot in New York are connected to the death of a child from an incestuous relationship in North Carolina.According to Knightdale, N.C. Police Chief Lawrence Capps, a Knightdale father and daughter who were facing charges after having a baby together are dead, along with the child and the daughter’s adoptive father. Fired Officer Who Dragged Man Off Plane Sues United, Chicago Steven Pladl, 45, and his biological daughter Katie Pladl, 20, were arrested on incest charges in January after having a child together, Capps said.According to Knightdale police, around 8:40 a.m. Steven Pladl was found dead in New York in an apparent suicide while Katie Pladl and her adoptive father, 56-year-old Anthony Fusco, were found dead in New Milford, Connecticut in an apparent double homicide. Is Facebook Regulation ‘Inevitable’? Not So Fast New Milford, Connecticut police told NBC Connecticut they received reports of gunshots at 8:40 a.m. and responded to the intersection of Route 55 and Route 7 in New Milford, where they found a male and female victim dead in a pickup.“It is our understanding, yes, that Mr. Pladl drove to that area for the specific purpose of making some confrontations,” Capps said. Risk of Zika Infection Through Sex May Last Only a Month New Milford police believe Steven Pladl is the suspect in their case.Thursday morning North Carolina police officials received a request from Steven Pladl’s mother to conduct a welfare check at his home. When officers responded, they found 7-month-old Bennett Pladl dead inside.“As our officers arrived on scene they found the infant inside the home. There was no one else inside the residence when our officers made entry,” Capps said. Police did not provide details on how the child may have died.[[479563473, C]]Katie Pladl’s attorney David E. Noll said “It’s incredibly tragic event. Details are still coming in. Out of respect for the surviving families, I’ll withhold further comment for now.”Police said there is no threat to the community. Authorities from Connecticut New York and North Carolina are working in collaboration on the case.[[479542863,C]]Check back for updates.Photo Credit: Raleigh-Wake CCBI This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.
Source: NBC San Diego

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