Avon Lake Schools to host vigil after deaths of four people in murder-suicide

The vigil is set to take place on the lawn of Anchor Church at 7 p.m.

AVON LAKE, Ohio — *Editor’s Note: The video in the player above is from a previous report.

The Avon Lake Community continues to mourn after four people, including two children, were found dead inside their home in an apparent murder-suicide last week.

Coming together as a community, the Avon Lake School District will host a vigil Sunday evening on the lawn of Anchor Church at 7 p.m.

“Join the community tonight to pray for all those affected by this week’s tragedy…All are welcome,” a post on the district’s Facebook post read.

Investigators believe that 50-year-old Jeffrey Hull killed his family and then himself.

“This situation is devastating for all of us,” Avon Lake Schools Superintendent Bob Scott told 3News. “The staff is heartbroken. The community is heartbroken.”

Scott says staff new something was wrong when the Hull children didn’t show up for school and the family didn’t notify the district’s absence hotline. Students and staff are still in shock.

Hull’s two children, 9-year-old Garrett and 6-year-old Grant, that he shared with wife Heidi Hull, 46, attended Erieview Elementary, across the street from where the vigil is taking place Sunday night.

The District issued a statement Tuesday confirming the news and said grief counselors were immediately dispatched to all campuses in the Avon Lake School District. Teachers have been given special instructions to help students deal with such a horrific tragedy.

“No matter how devastated they are, they know they gotta be there for the kids,” Scott added.

Police have also confirmed that one of the family’s two dogs were also shot and killed. The investigation into a motive in this case continues.

If you or someone you know is struggling right now, you can call Frontline for guidance at (216) 623-6888. Calls can also be anonymous.


*Editor’s Note: The video in the player above is from a previous report.

Avon Lake Schools to host vigil after deaths of four people in murder-suicide

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