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Police: Dad may have given 3-year-old fatal overdose before suicide

A 49-year-old Athens man may have given his 3-year-old a fatal overdose before committing suicide last month, police say.

Mark Coronado killed his daughter in a room at the Hampton Inn on West Broad Street in Athens, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported. 

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Hotel staff found the bodies after forcing their way into the room Dec. 23.

The deaths have been ruled a murder-suicide and officials will know more about the manner of the girl’s death when toxicology results come in, Athens-Clarke County police spokesman Epifanio Rodriguez said. 

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Rodriguez could not say whether an injection or other manner of overdose was suspected.

Both bodies were brought to the GBI lab in Atlanta for autopsies.

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