Investigators said they believe a woman killed her granddaughter Monday and then fatally shot herself at the Hilton in downtown Fort Worth, officer Jimmy Pollozani, police spokesman said.
Police are investigating the deaths as a murder-suicide.
Charlott Livingston, 53, and Fayth Norman, 15, were found dead inside a room at the Hilton at 815 Main St. shortly before 4 p.m. Monday. Officers found them in a bed with apparent gunshot wounds.
Detectives determined that Livingston killed Norman and then committed suicide, Pollozani said Wednesday.
The incident was still under investigation.
Norman recently had been a student in the Mansfield school district, officials confirmed.
By Wednesday, a GoFundMe page had raised more than $5,000 for Norman’s funeral expenses.
The teen had been living with Livingston, her legal guardian, for the last 10 years, her mother, Candice Norman, told WFAA-TV. Over the weekend, Fayth Norman had posted on Snapchat about staying at a nice hotel with Livingston, including a photo from the view of their room.
“I just thought, ‘Oh that’s really nice she’s getting to do that,’ ” Candice Norman said. “And I never, I never thought that would be it.”
Livingston left a note, which police paraphrased to Norman’s mother, according to the WFAA report.
“She wanted to take Fayth’s life because she didn’t want Fayth to live the type of life she had to live,” Candice Norman said of the note.
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