Cincinnati police have confirmed the death of a mother and her two teenage sons in what they call a double murder-suicide.
Early Friday, police went to an Avondale home around 5:30 am and found the bodies of Eric Johnson Jr., 19, his 16-year-old brother Rodrigo Johnson and their 38-year-old mother, Darlene Flores, inside an Avondale home, the Cincinnati Police Department reported.
Authorities received a call for reports of a potentially dead person, Fox 19 News reported.
“When our officers arrived, three deceased individuals were found” with gunshot wounds, Lt. Jonathan Cunningham, a Cincinnati police spokesman, said.
Police have not disclosed details of their investigation which they said was continuing, but according to the family’s GoFundMe, it states that the oldest son Eric Jr. took the life of his mother and brother.
“Our oldest grandson sadly took the lives of his mother and brother and then took his own life.”
The tragedy that took place is connected to a 2022 murder-suicide of Eric Johnson, Sr., and his six-year-old daughter, Iyla Johnson.
Friends of Eric Jr. told the news outlet that the 19-year-old struggled to cope with the loss of his 6-year-old sister.
“Deep down. I mean, losing your little sister, you know what I’m sayin’? Especially a 6-year-old sister and that was like the closest, he loved her more than anything, like…” 18-year-old Timyone Andrew stated. “Losin’ her, it destroyed my boy deep down.”
“Check on those people,” Andrew said. “Cause when you know somebody’s hurtin’, you know, after a while people start to forget but that pain is still with those people.”
where the fuck is the rest of the story?
The dad of this family committed murder suicide to himself and a six year old sister of this family. So Eric Jr did exactly what his dad did: murder suicide with the family that was left. So now the entire family is annihilated by 2 murder suicides.
Wow so sad. I pray for the comfort and healing of the remaining family members 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽