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Police: Man kills 11-year-old daughter before turning gun on self at Gwinnett park

An officer conducting a "random area check" at Bethesda Park in Lawrenceville on Saturday spotted a vehicle parked in the back of the lot.
Credit: WXIA

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — Police are investigating what they are calling a murder-suicide that happened at a Gwinnett County park this week. 

An officer conducting a "random area check" at Bethesda Park in Lawrenceville on Saturday at around 11:30 p.m. spotted a vehicle parked in the back of the lot.

When the officer walked up to the car, he saw the bodies of 45-year-old Ignacio Ramos and his 11-year-old daughter, Valeria Ramos. Police said they both suffered at least one gunshot wound. 

"Investigators believe Ignacio killed Valeria before committing suicide," police said in a prepared statement. "Those detectives are continuing to work to identify a motive for this incident."

If anyone has any information about this incident, police are asking you call GCPD detectives at 770-513-5300. To remain anonymous, tipsters can contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visit www.stopcrimeATL.com. Crime Stoppers tipsters can receive a cash reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.