Avon Lake Police have identified the members of a family of four who were found dead at their residence on Tuesday in a suspected murder-suicide in northeastern Ohio.

Authorities said Jeffrey Hull, 50; Heidi Hull, 46; Garrett Hull, 9; and Grant Hull, 6; were found bloodied and dead with gunshot wounds in a home on English Turn near Avon Belden Road on Tuesday, Cleveland.com reported.

Heidi Hull’s employer, FM Global, phoned police and requested for a welfare check after the matriarch, now their Senior Vice President of Operations, missed a conference call at work. 

The company had deployed personnel to check on their staff but no one answered the front door at Hull’s home, prompting them to ask for the police assistance.

Responding cops said the home’s front door was locked upon their arrival at around 1:18 p.m. but they spotted the slain victims when they inspected the home through its back windows. 

Preliminary investigations show that Jeffrey might have shot his wife and two children before he ultimately pulled the trigger on himself. Detectives said the fatal shootings remain under probe but noted they had no other history of calls for welfare checks to the home. 

The family dog was also taken to Avon Lake Animal Clinic after being found with gunshot wounds. According to Texas News Today, the pet succumbed to his injuries following the appalling incident.

On Tuesday, Avon Lake City Schools issued a statement to mourn the loss of youngsters Grant and Garrett. The superintendent said a team of counselors are at the school to assist students, staff, and families impacted by the news, Fox8 noted.

“Please observe your child closely over the next several days and weeks to watch for signs of distress, which may indicate a need for additional support and guidance,” the statement said. 

“Be understanding and tolerant of common grief reactions which include: decreased appetite, difficulty sleeping, a decreased ability to concentrate, increased sadness, and social withdrawal," it continued, urging parents to express their feelings in a calm, and appropriate way to help encourage students to open up. 

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