MD Police: Father did the killing

Police in Towson, Maryland say a New York woman and her two daughters died of blunt force trauma and asphyxiation in a hotel room.

This is a pic of the daughters: 19 year old Stephanie and 11 year old Catherine. Stephanie was enrolled at nearby Loyola College in Baltimore. Relatives said the Parente's were visiting her.

And, they say, the dad-- 59 year old William Parente-- killed them and then commited suicide at the Sheraton Baltimore North on Sunday.

Hotel workers found their bodies after the family failed to check out on time Monday afternoon. William Parente was found in the bathroom... police say he died from wounds after cutting himself somehow (no deets on this part). The others were found on the hotel room bed.

We have learned there was at least one complaint against with the NY State Attorney General's office from a man who said he'd invested hundreds of thousands of dollars with Parente and couldn't get his money back.

William Parente and his family lived on a beautiful street of million-dollar homes in Garden City... Long Island, NY. He was a tax and estate attorney.