Abington murder suicide

Police ID family, including three children, found dead in apparent murder-suicide

Police in Massachusetts have identified all five victims of an apparent murder-suicide at a home in Abington on Monday.

According to NBC10, the deceased have been identified as 40-year-old Deirdre Zaccardi, 43-year-old Joseph Zaccardi, and their three children: 9-year-old twins Kathryn and Nathaniel, and 11-year-old Alexis.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, a relative who came to pick one or more of the children up for school called police at about 7:30 Monday morning after seeing Deirdre’s body on the couch. Investigators later found the rest of the family members, who had all been shot.

The state medical examiner is working to determine a cause and manner of death, and authorities have not yet said who is believed to be the shooter. Plymouth District Attorney Timothy Cruz told reporters that there were no known domestic issues at the home.

A Facebook profile believed to belong to Joseph Zaccardi indicates that he wrote children’s books which he sold on Amazon, and had at some point been unemployed. Deirdre Zaccardi was reportedly an office manager at EMI Strategic Marketing in Boston.

Relatives issued a statement obtained by NBC10.

“Today our family has suffered an unfathomable loss. As we attempt to make sense of the enormity of this event, we respectfully ask that the media respect our family’s wishes to be left alone as we grieve our tremendous losses in private.”

CrimeOnline will provide further updates when more information is available.

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