A man who had an incestuous relationship with his daughter and fathered a child with her shot and killed her and her adoptive father in a pickup truck on Thursday and then killed himself, police said. The child, a 7-month-old boy, was found slain in another state.
Steven Pladl, 45, and his daughter Katie, 20, had been arrested on incest charges, and the baby boy, who was found dead in a home in Knightdale, North Carolina, was their biological child.
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Officers responding to reports of gunfire around 8:40 a.m. in New Milford, Connecticut, found two victims inside the pickup truck with a window shot out, police Lt. Lawrence Ash said. Police were searching for Steven Pladl’s vehicle, a Honda minivan, when he was found dead inside it several miles away in Dover, New York. Authorities said the motive for the shooting was under investigation.