Man and his 2-year-old daughter found dead in wooded area

Man and his 2-year-old daughter found dead in wooded area

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - A man and his 2-year-old daughter were found dead in a wooded area near Bee Ridge Road and Honore Avenue in Sarasota on Friday.

Deputies were called around 7:30pm to the 3600 block of Stardust Place after the toddler’s mother received text messages from 34-year-old Miguel Castillo-Hernandez saying their 2-year-old daughter may have died.

The sheriff’s office put out an alert to locate Castillo-Hernandez and a short time later found him and his daughter in a wooded area near Bee Ridge Road and Honore.

CPR was started on both, but was unsuccessful. A preliminary investigation indicates both died from asphyxiation.

The sheriff’s office says they believe both deaths are the result of a murder-suicide and there aren’t currently any other suspects or victims.

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