Police: Grandmother behind Ohio murder-suicide

Toledo police say the bodies of the five were found Monday in a car, and they may have died of carbon monoxide poisoning. A truck was running with hoses leading from the exhaust into the car.

Authorities respond to a report of carbon monoxide poisoning on Harvest Lane in Toledo, Ohio, on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012. The bodies of three children and two adults were found inside the garage Monday, and authorities said they believe the deaths � apparently from carbon monoxide poisoning � weren't accidental. (AP Photo/The Blade, Amy E. Voigt) MANDATORY CREDIT; MAGS OUT; TV OUT; SENTINEL-TRIBUNE OUT; MONROE EVENING NEWS OUT; TOLEDO FREE PRESS OUT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Police say letters found after an Ohio murder-suicide that killed three children indicate it was orchestrated by their grandmother and uncle, who were found dead with the youngsters in the family garage amid a disagreement over who should care for them.

Toledo police say the bodies of the five were found Monday in a car, and they may have died of carbon monoxide poisoning. A truck was running with hoses leading from the exhaust into the car.

Firefighters found the bodies after using a sledgehammer to force open a barricaded door to the garage. Two dogs and a cat also died.

A family friend says the children's mother had asked their grandmother to care for them about three years ago, but had recently decided they should return home.

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