The 34-year-old mother from Ohio shoots her four-year-old daughter and then committed suicide
- Noelle Cotton and her four-year-old daughter, Savannah, were found dead on Saturday at their home in Cleveland Heights, Ohio
- Police believe Cotton shot her daughter before she put the gun to herself
- Neighbor wrote on Facebook that Cotton seemed like a loving mother
An Ohio mother and her four-year-old daughter were found shot to death in their suburban Cleveland home in what police call suicide.
The bodies were found on Saturday around 2 p.m. in a bedroom in block 3900 of Delmore Road at the Cleveland Heights residence.
A preliminary investigation found that the woman, identified by the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office as Noelle Cotton, shot her daughter Savannah Noelle Cotton before aiming the gun at herself.
It seemed that no one else was in the house when the shooting took place.
Noelle Cotton and her four-year-old daughter, Savannah, were found dead on Saturday at their home on Delmore Road in Cleveland Heights, Ohio (photo).
Authorities have not disclosed an official cause and manner of death WOIO. Preliminary autopsy results are still pending.
A woman who identified herself as a neighbor of Cotton’s, whose children often played with Savannah, wrote in a Facebook comment that the mother-of-one seemed very sweet, calling her daughter “ sugar. ”
The neighbor went on to say that she had never seen Cotton scream at her toddler, even though she said Savannah was “stubborn.”
“She never showed any stress or frustration,” wrote Cotton.
In a follow-up comment, the neighbor recalled a conversation saying Cotton told her she was planning to move soon
“Then I told her about many resources to help, but she never seemed stressed,” he said. “She showed a lot of love for that baby, she was very calm and loving to her. I can’t see what happened that made her do this. “
Cotton’s Facebook page has been inactive since April. Her last post contained information on food distribution for low-income families in Cleveland.