Amber Alert victims and suspect found dead

Published: Feb. 20, 2012 at 2:58 PM CST|Updated: Feb. 20, 2012 at 3:02 PM CST
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Thomas Lorde
Thomas Lorde

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - A tragic ending to Cleveland's Amber Alert issued for an abducted teen mom and her baby.

The bodies of 19-year-old Latasha R. Jackson and her 1-year-old daughter, Chaniya Wynn, were found in a garage near the abduction location. The body of suspect 35-year-old Thomas Lorde was also in the garage. It appears as though Lorde, Jackson's estranged boyfriend, shot himself in the head.

The bodies were discovered early Sunday morning in a garage of an unoccupied structure in the 7000 block of Union Avenue. All three were found unresponsive with gunshot wounds and pronounced dead on the scene.

Late Saturday morning, Jackson and her daughter were abducted near E.72nd Street and Union Avenue by Lorde. Lorde was a violent sexual predator with felony warrants out of New York. He was armed with a black and silver handgun during the abduction. Lorde was not the child's father.

19 Action News has learned there may have been a delay in sending out the Amber Alert right away.

A vigil will be held on Tuesday, February 21, at 5:30PM on East 71st and Union for Jackson and her baby girl.

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