We have been dreadfully sad since yesterday. My brother, Scot, called at 7:15 a.m.
My mom said, “Oh no,” as the telephone rang at that early hour. She hurried to answer the phone here in Fort Myers Beach.
Two blocks from my parent’s primary home in Yale, Michigan, a man is dead. His schoolteacher wife is hospitalized with at least twenty knife stabs, one which punctured her lungs.
Three people have been arrested in connection with the murder. The police do not think it’s a random attack. Which makes this sadder than sad. I won’t share any more details, as we don’t have all the facts.
All three of my nieces had the hospitalized schoolteacher as their teacher for two grades.
It’s a small town of 2,000 people. My parents did not know them personally. We can’t stop thinking about this horrific senseless murder.
Yet life goes on, even as our hearts break for this family.
Please quietly enjoy these photographs with us as death brushes close by in our hometown.