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(CBS/AP) TOLEDO, Ohio - A murder-suicide that left three children dead was orchestrated by their grandmother and uncle, whose bodies were found along with the youngsters in the garage of an Ohio home, police said Tuesday.
They say letters found at the scene revealed that the tragic incident occurred amid a disagreement over who should care for the children.
Firefighters on Monday used a sledgehammer to force open a barricaded door to the garage. This is where a truck was running with hoses leading from the exhaust in to the car that contained the bodies, police said.
The family members were identified as 54-year-old Sandy Ford, her 32-year-old son, Andy Ford, and her grandchildren, 10-year-old Paige Hayes, 6-year-old Logan Hayes and 5-year-old Madalyn Hayes.
Investigators said the relatives may have died of carbon monoxide poisoning. Two dogs and a cat also were found dead.