The wife of a Los Angeles man killed her 5-year-old daughter and then hung herself in the family home in El Prado de Guápiles Friday night or early Saturday, said the Judicial Investigating Organization.
The husband, Kevin Hayes, discovered the murder and suicide when he returned home early Saturday, judicial police said.
On his Facebook page, the father identified the daughter as Fergie Stacy Hayes and his wife as Yuritza Junieth Flores. She was 24.
The Judicial Investigating Organization said that the girl had a plastic bag wrapped around her head, but that the cause of death would not be known until the results of an autopsy are provided.
The body of the girl was in the principal bedroom, while the mother was in the bathroom, judicial police said. Cruz Roja workers said that when they arrived there were no signs of life.
According to a business Web page, Hayes works or worked in Los Angeles under the name of the Tax Doctor preparing federal income tax filings.
Shortly before 8 a.m. Hayes posted on his Web site the message, “I am so sorry to say my wife and baby passed away. God help me!” The Facebook page included photos of his wife and the daughter, including one when they visited Quepos two months ago.