Father of missing Oakland toddler commits suicide

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Associated Press

Posted on May 6, 2014 at 6:30 AM

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The father of Daphne Webb, the Oakland toddler who vanished last summer, has committed suicide.

Family members tell KTVU-TV (http://bit.ly/Q9KUqz ) that John Anthony Webb killed himself on Friday in the Oakland home where he once lived with Daphne and his mother.

Daphne's maternal grandfather Kevin Davis says Webb didn't leave a note or any explanation.

Daphne was 21 months old when she disappeared on July 10, 2013.

John Anthony Webb told police someone snatched the girl after he left her in his car while he visited a convenience store.

Webb was arrested the day after she disappeared for investigation of felony child endangerment, but prosecutors declined to file charges.

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Information from: KTVU-TV.

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