The Associated Press
PORTLAND — Police say a man killed himself after taking his daughters from the Portland home where his ex-wife was found dead Monday.
Sgt. Pete Simpson says detectives believe the man killed his ex-wife.
The investigation began at 7:20 a.m., when a neighbor reported hearing gunshots at a home in southwest Portland. The neighbor also saw two small children leave with someone.
Inside the home, police discovered the body of 46-year-old Nicolette Naomi Elias.
Officers then went to a northeast Portland home where the girls’ father lived.
Police said the father — 47-year-old Ian Martin Elias — walked out the back door and shot himself.
Officers then ran into the home and found the girls safe.