Family of four, including two boys, 9 and 6, are found shot dead in apparent triple murder-suicide in Ohio home
- Jeffrey Hull, 50, Heidi Hull, 46, Garrett Hull, 9, and Grant Hull, 6, were found dead inside a home in Avon Lake, Ohio, Tuesday; family dog was also killed
- Officers discovered the bodies with gunshot wounds while performing a welfare check
- Heidi Hull’s colleague called police after she missed a conference call
- Two deceased children were students at Erieview Elementary School
A family of four, including two adults and two elementary school boys, have been found shot to death inside a home in northeastern Ohio in an apparent murder-suicide.
The bodies were found at around 1.15pm on Tuesday when officers arrived at an address in the 32000 block of English Turn in Avon Lake to conduct a welfare check.
On Wednesday, police identified the deceased as Jeffrey Hull, 50; Heidi Hull, 46; Garrett Hull, nine, and Grant Hull, six. The family dog was also killed.
According to a press release from the Avon Lake Police Department, the responding officers ‘observed a suspicious condition inside the residence and requested that detectives respond.’
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Police performing a welfare check discovered the bodies of two adults and two children inside this home in Avon Lake, Ohio, on Tuesday
All four victims have been found shot to death inside the residence on English Turn
A crime scene unit vehicle is pictured outside the home where the bodies of the four victims were found on Tuesday afternoon
Officers and detectives entered the five-bedroom, five-bath home, where they found four members of the Hull family and their pet dead from gunshot wounds.
It is not clear when the shootings occurred or what prompted the violence, but authorities believe Jeffrey Hull shot and killed his family before turning the gun on himself.
Authorities have disclosed that Heidi Hull’s colleague sought the welfare check after she missed a conference call on Tuesday.
Officers found the front door of the residence locked and observed the lifeless bodies of the family though a rear window.
DailyMail.com can now reveal that Heidi Hull worked as operations senior vice president with FM Global, a commercial property insurer. She was recognized by Business Insurance magazine as a ‘2020 Woman to Watch.’
A native of Maine, Hull graduated from Purchase College SUNY in 1999 and had worked for FM Global for more than 20 years.
Heidi moved her family to Avon Lake in 2017 when she was promoted to Cleveland operations manager.
Avon Lake police are investigating the deaths along with the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation.
Speaking to News 5 Cleveland, neighbor Gina Dayton called the deadly incident ‘shocking.’
Police believe the adults and children died as a result of a murder-suicide, but it is unknown who pulled the trigger
Avon Lake police are investigating the deaths along with the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation
‘It’s a great neighborhood, all families, a ton of kids, always kids out here playing every night I walk through here,’ she told the station. ‘I’m in disbelief, I can’t imagine what the family was going through, what could have happened or what the family was dealing with.’
Avon Lake City Schools Superintendent Robert Scott on Tuesday released a statement to parents, revealing that the two deceased children, named by the police as brothers Garrett and Grant Hull, were students at Erieview Elementary School, reported Fox 8.
‘It is important that we recognize this loss and offer help,’ Scott wrote. ‘This is a sensitive issue for children, and we suggest that you talk with your children about their feelings.’