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In the aftermath of a family murder
followed by a suicide, communities,
police, researchers and others search
for explanations. In difficult financial
times, it may be natural to look
for economic influences, especially
when the killer has recently lost a
job or has enormous financial
problems. Campbell found that
unemployment was a significant
risk factor for murder-suicide but
only when combined with a history
of domestic violence. In other words,
it was not a risk factor in and of itself
but was something that tipped the
scale following previous abuse.
He said Brian Short always appeared happy, easily greeting neighbors and sharing his love of cars, particularly Teslas. Plocek said he often saw Short clearing snow in the winter or saw the children walking with friends on their quiet street, which has only nine houses on it.
'Nicest people in the world': Minn. family of five found dead ...
“I can’t even fathom it,” said Kathy Lausche, who became friends with the family when they lived in Lakeville. “They were just your normal, typical family,” she said. “Their lives revolved around their kids.”
Brian and Karen Short were “at every single soccer game,” said Toni Plante
“[Brian Short] was a real generous guy with his time and conversation,” Bergsten said. Short was a Green Bay Packers fan who had a successful Internet business and could talk about any subject.