Family of four including two boys, 6 and 9, who died in the Lake Avon massacre; Authorities suspect murder-suicide
Avon Lake Police have identified family members of four who were found dead at their residence Tuesday in a suspected murder-suicide in northeast Ohio.
Authorities said Jeffrey Hull, 50; Heidi Hull, 46 years old; Garrett Hull, 9; and Grant Hull, 6; were found bloodied and dead from gunshot wounds at a house on English Turn near Avon Belden Road on Tuesday, Cleveland.com reported.
Heidi Hull’s employer FM Global called police and asked for a welfare check after the matriarch, now their senior vice president of operations, missed a conference call at work.
The company had deployed staff to monitor its staff, but no one answered the front door to Hull’s home, prompting them to seek police assistance.
Police said the front door to the house was locked when they arrived at around 1:18 p.m., but spotted the killed victims when they inspected the house through its back windows.
Preliminary inquiries show that Jeffrey may have shot his wife and two children before he finally pulled the trigger. Detectives said the fatal shootings remained under investigation, but noted they had no other history of calls for home welfare checks.
The family dog was also taken to the Avon Lake veterinary clinic after being found with gunshot wounds. According to Texas News Today, the animal succumbed to its injuries as a result of this appalling incident.
On Tuesday, schools in Avon Lake City released a statement mourning the loss of youngsters Grant and Garrett. The superintendent said a team of counselors are at the school to help students, staff and families affected by the news, Fox8 Noted.
“Please observe your child closely over the next few days and weeks to watch for signs of distress, which may indicate a need for additional support and guidance,” the statement said.
“Be understanding and tolerant of common grieving reactions, including: decreased appetite, difficulty sleeping, reduced ability to concentrate, increased sadness and social withdrawal,” he said. he continued, urging parents to express their feelings in a calm and appropriate manner to help them. encourage students to open up.