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

By CRISTINA SILVA | November 21, 2011 | 1:50 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police say a Las Vegas man stabbed his 3-year-old daughter in the chest and then shot her mother before driving the bodies to a rural road where he shot himself in the head.

Authorities said Monday that 48-year-old Jesse Saldivar killed Sabrina Saldivar and her mother, 30-year-old Veronica Erazo-Alderado, in his apartment Friday.

Police found the bodies after the woman's current boyfriend feared the worst when she didn't arrive at work Friday. The boyfriend told police she had gone to leave her child at Saldivar's home.

Police tracked down Saldivar's vehicle in west Las Vegas after finding an excessive amount of blood at his home.

Saldivar did not have a criminal record in Las Vegas and there were no reported incidents of domestic abuse involving the couple.