CT police said in a news conference Friday morning that the man who shot and killed his daughter he was having an incestuous relationship with used an AR-15 in the shooting.
Stephen Pladl, 43, Katie's biological father and Bennett Pladl's biological father and grandfather, was found dead in Dover, New York by a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
In a statement on Facebook, the South African Police Service said: "Today police rescued the life of a one year old toddler after the father of the child threw her from the roof of a shack structure during a demolition process conducted by the Nelson Mandela Metro Municipality".
"We located two victims or the deceased on scene, information developed by witnesses to identify a suspect vehicle", said New Milford Police Lt. Lawrence Ash.
Police are investigating the incident. The story says that Katie Pladl found her biological parents on social media when she turned 18, and moved to North Carolina, where she began the relationship with her biological father.
Authorities said on Thursday afternoon that the body of Steven Pladl, 42, was found in a vehicle in NY while the bodies of his biological daughter, 20-year-old Katie Pladl, and her adoptive father, 56-year-old Anthony Fusco, were found in a vehicle several miles away in CT. "He said he was going to bring the baby to her and then he's coming back".
Her biological parents legally separated three months later and Katie Pladl's mother found out her biological daughter was pregnant with Steven's child in May 2017, WTVD reported.
Beetge said a metro police member managed to catch the girl as she was being flung.
They were both charged with incest, adultery, and contributing to delinquency and bonded out of jail. The wife told authorities that the month she moved out of the home Steven had been sleeping on the floor of Katie's bedroom. She said Katie Pladl had ended their relationship the day before.
The body of 45-year-old Steven Pladl was found in minivan on a NY highway Thursday morning, dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Because Pladl had no where to stay in the Richmond area, a Henrico judge amended the original order to allow Pladl to return to North Carolina pending trial to live with his mother. She was adopted by a family out of state and legally renamed Katie Rose Fusco.
A couple of neighbors on Earlston Court said they rarely saw Steven Pladl, and nobody noticed anything wrong Wednesday night.