Mom apparently kills child, self
BRIGHTON, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a woman apparently killed her 5-year-old daughter before killing herself at an apartment in southeastern Michigan.
Police went to the Brighton apartment around midday Monday after the child’s father said 38-year-old Melissa Partee didn’t show up for a custody exchange over the weekend. Deputy Chief Craig Flood says officers went into the apartment and found a “very tragic scene.” The girl may have been sedated before she was killed, based on evidence found at the scene.
Police say Partee had mental health problems.