Suspect In Deaths Of OKC Mom, Baby Found Dead In Las Vegas

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 9:02 am
By: News 9

Police say an Oklahoma City man killed his wife and baby daughter then flew to Las Vegas and killed himself in a hotel room.

Oklahoma City Police said Daniel Johnston was found dead late Tuesday night. He was a suspect in the murders of his 29-year-old wife, Tara, and 16-month-old daughter, Allison. Edmond Police received an anonymous call Tuesday that the  bodies of the mother and daughter were inside a house on Teakwood near N.E. 122nd Street.

There were earlier reports that Tara and Allison had been shot, but Oklahoma City Police said their cause of death is undetermined. The State Medical Examiner will perform autopsies to determine how they died.

Oklahoma City Police said Wednesday morning it appeared 29-year-old Daniel Johnston killed his family then flew to Las Vegas and committed suicide. Daniel's father, Charles Johnston, posted on his Facebook page that his son killed himself by cutting his wrists and ankles.

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