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Mayor Hamilton Responds to Loss of Bloomington Family in Apparent Triple Homicide and Suicide

Bloomington, Ind. - Mayor John Hamilton would like to share the following statement in response to today’s news of the deaths of four members of a Bloomington family: 

 

“All of Bloomington mourns today, after we lost a family in an apparent triple homicide and suicide. My wife Dawn and I are heartbroken and extend our sympathy to the relatives, friends, neighbors, colleagues, and classmates of the family we have lost.  The tragic loss of these four fellow Bloomingtonians comes as a horrible shock during an already challenging year when family or private struggles may remain even harder to see than usual. It reminds us how important it is to take care of each other -- to offer a helping hand, a listening ear, or a sturdy shoulder to family, friends, or neighbors. It reminds us how much we share in common and how fragile life can be. It reminds us that if any of us is having a rough time, facing overwhelming challenges, or feeling unable to cope, there are places to get help and support. Reach out to friends, professionals, or social service agencies, for example at Helping Bloomington Monroe, where you can find many options for counseling, financial assistance, and many other services.  If you are or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, call The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or call 911 immediately.  In this devastating moment, let Bloomington come together as one family, and remember we are here to take care of one another.”