EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio — A 14-year-old girl was pulled from her bed while sleeping at her father’s Bedford home after midnight on Wednesday. She was tortured to get information, Commander Scott Gardner told Cleveland.com
Investigators have not stated what type of information the assailants were trying to get from the girl, but said whomever broke into the home left it in disarray.
Her body was discovered next to her father’s body in the backseat of a smoldering rental car in East Cleveland, East Cleveland Police said.
Paris Bradley and her father, Paul Bradley, 39, were found badly burned in the backseat of a silver Buick with New York license plates in a vacant lot in East Cleveland Wednesday morning, police said.
The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the father and daughter Saturday, specifying that Paris died of gunshot wounds to the head with skull and brain injuries. The medical examiner did not list the cause of Paul Bradley’s death. Police Say while Paris was killed prior to the fire, they say Paul was likely burned alive after being bound numerous times.
The car was rented in Paul Bradley’s name from a company in Rocky River. It was later traced back to his home in Bedford on Gould Avenue, police said.
Every room in the home was covered in gasoline. The scent of gas could be smelled by reporters from several homes away. Whomever ransacked the house tore sheets from the beds, tossed chairs around various rooms, and there were obvious signs of a struggle, police said.
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