U.S. Rep. Steve LaTourette (R-OH)
Laura Cowan, an anti-domestic violence advocate, speaks to 19 Action News during a vigil held after the bodies of 19-year-old Latasha Jackson and Jackson's one-year-old daughter Chaniya Wynn were discovered by police in an abandoned garage on Cleveland's majority Black east side.
By Kathy Wray Coleman, Editor of Cleveland Urban News.Com and The Kathy Wray Coleman Online NewsBlog.Com(www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com) and (www.clevelandurbannews.com)
Police said that Thomas Lorde, 35, Jackson's estranged boyfriend, kidnapped Jackson and Wynn from her home at East 72nd St and Union Ave on 11:44 am on Sat. Feb. 18 . He took them to a nearby garage on E. 69th St. and shot them before turning the gun on himself.
An AMBER Alert was issued but it failed two times before working on the third try, though it was later cancelled after police said their bodies were found about 2:00 am the following morning.
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