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Man gets home and immediately regrets his decision to ignore his 11-year-old daughter’s warning about a stranger at the door, her dead body was found under the bed

In a deeply disturbing incident, a father was left heartbroken after returning home to discover the lifeless body of his 11-year-old daughter, hours after she’d reported an unknown individual at their door. The father, had received a text from his daughter during his early work hours about the mysterious visitor. The circumstances surrounding the event have drawn significant attention, and the local police are navigating through an intricate web of evidence and speculation in their pursuit of justice.

32-year-old Carmelo G. returned home to find his 11-year-old daughter, Maria, dead. Earlier that day, Maria had sent a message to her father at approximately 10 a.m., indicating that there was an unknown individual at their doorstep. Carmelo advised her via text not to open the door. “I told her, ‘Don’t open the door because I am arriving at work,’ and she responded, ‘I am in my bed,'” shared the distraught father.

Following the message, Carmelo, concerned about not receiving further communication from his daughter, asked family members residing in the same building to check on her. Upon a brief examination, an aunt and uncle did not initially find Maria.

It was around 3 p.m., approximately five hours after Maria’s concerning message, when Carmelo discovered her remains in a laundry basket beneath his bed. He said to local media, “They left her under the bed in a plastic bag. They left my poor daughter.”

The preliminary findings reveal that Maria had been subjected to a se-ual assault and subsequently strangled. Moreover, evidence points to a blunt force injury to her head. The medical examiner’s report corroborates these grim details.

Police Chief Josh provided details during a press briefing. As of now, there are no definitive suspects in what was described as an extremely brutal crime. Some individuals have submitted DNA samples to be eliminated from the investigation. Chief Josh confirmed that Carmelo has a strong alibi and is not currently under suspicion. The chief also noted that the father and daughter resided alone in the apartment, while it is believed that Maria’s mother is in another country. The legal status of the family is not clear, but Chief Josh emphasized that it is not a priority concern in the investigation.

Additional details shared reveal that there were no apparent signs of forced entry into the apartment. The door was found closed, yet unlocked, when Maria’s relatives initially investigated. While there are surveillance cameras in the vicinity of the apartment complex, their operation may have been affected by recent storms.

The investigation is ongoing, and Chief Josh said that the killer might have been aware that Maria was alone. He commented on the troubling proximity of events, stating, “It seems awfully suspicious that Dad leaves for work and within 30 minutes you’ve got somebody knocking at the door.” The police department is urging anyone with information to come forward.

Marco Harmon

I was born and raised in Roanoke, VA. I studied Communications Studies at Roanoke College, and I’ve been part of the news industry ever since. Visiting my favorite downtown Roanoke bars and restaurants with my friends is how I spend most of my free time when I'm not at the desk.

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