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Maryland dad shoots dead spouse, 3 kids in murder-suicide

A Maryland couple and their three youngsters had been discovered shot dead inside their house in an obvious murder-suicide that was allegedly carried out by the daddy, authorities mentioned.

The deceased members of the family have been recognized as Marcus Milligan, 39, his spouse, Tara Ricker Milligan, 37, and their youngsters, 14-year-old Teresa, 11-year-old Nora and 8-year-old Finn.

Autopsies confirmed that each one 5 folks died from gunshot wounds, the Cecil County Sheriff’s Office said in a new release on Saturday.

According to the authorities, an unnamed man had referred to as 911 on Friday morning to report {that a} lady and three youngsters had been shot at a house in Elk Mills, about 60 miles northeast of Baltimore.

Deputies who responded to the scene on Hebron Court discovered the daddy dead inside a indifferent storage, with a semiautomatic handgun mendacity subsequent to him.

The youngsters have been recognized as (L to R) 8-year-old Finn, 11-year-old Nora and 14-year-old Teresa Milligan.
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The our bodies of the mother and kids had been discovered contained in the household’s Elk Mills, Maryland, house, whereas the dad was found contained in the storage.
Facebook/Marcus Milligan

The our bodies of Ricker Milligan and her youngsters had been discovered all through the home.

Authorities mentioned there is no such thing as a ongoing risk to the general public.

“It’s a horrific day, and I know everybody’s prayers are appreciated,” Sheriff Scott Adams mentioned throughout a press briefing on Friday. “My phone hasn’t stopped ringing from people concerned about this and upset about this.”

The sheriff didn’t present a potential motive for the taking pictures. He mentioned that his office has no information of earlier calls to the Milligan household’s house.

A man called 911 early Friday, saying a woman and children had been shot inside their home on Hebron Court in Elk Mills.
A person referred to as 911 early Friday, saying a girl and kids had been shot inside their house on Hebron Court in Elk Mills.
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Neighbors mentioned the household had moved to the suburb about two years in the past.

The Milligans’ next-door neighbor mentioned the daddy had been over to his home final Monday to make use of his printer to print a e book report for his daughter.

“It was just as normal as you can be,” the person named Jeff told the station WJZ. “There was no hint whatsoever of anything.”

The parents had lost their youngest son, Conor, to childhood cancer three years ago.
The dad and mom had lost their youngest son, Conor, to childhood most cancers three years in the past.
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The family marked the sad anniversary of the boy's death just days before the murder-suicide.
The household marked the unhappy anniversary of the boy’s demise simply days earlier than the murder-suicide.
Facebook/Marcus Milligan

Those who knew the doomed household mentioned the dad and mom had lost their youngest son, Conor, to childhood most cancers three years in the past.

Family buddy Alisha Minter wrote a shifting put up on Facebook concerning the scourge of psychological sickness — and apologized to Marcus Milligan on behalf of their neighborhood for failing to examine on him “in these dark times.”

“I’m so sorry that you felt this was the only way out of it,” Minter wrote. “Tara and the children should be alive today. They didn’t deserve this. Marc should be live today. You didn’t deserve this either.”

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