Man stabs 3-year-old daughter in murder-suicide

November 21, 2011 - 7:30 PM

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police say they may never know why a Las Vegas man stabbed his 3-year-old daughter in the chest, shot her mother and then shot himself.

Investigators found the bodies of 48-year-old Jesse Saldivar, along with his daughter, Sabrina Saldivar, and her mother, 30-year-old Veronica Erazo-Alderado, in his vehicle on a rural road.

Erazo-Aderado told her boyfriend she was going to leave her child at Saldivar's house before heading to work Friday afternoon.

When she didn't show up, police went to Saldivar's house, where they found a suspicious amount of blood.

Police then tracked down Saldivar's vehicle in west Las Vegas.

Police say Saldivar and Erazo-Aderado had been together for seven years before separating this year.

Erazo-Aderado also had a 13-year-old son. He's been taken into state custody.