Police: Mother Killed 2 Sons, Herself in Fatal Elmhurst Incident

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2019-07-14 16:05:45

Authorities in suburban Elmhurst have revealed disturbing new details after a house fire Friday evening.

According to police, 43-year-old Jamie Jones shot and killed her sons, identified as 19-year-old Nathan Harris and 16-year-old Jason Harris, and then started a fire in her home just after 9:30 p.m. Friday night.

Jamie Harris then shot and killed herself, according to police.

“This is truly a tragedy,” DuPage County Sheriff James Mendrick said in a statement. “An act like this is completely inconceivable. This will be a trying time for the family, the community and our first responders who dealt with the aftermath of this horrible incident.

“We urge anyone who is going through stressful times in their lives to please seek help,” he added.

The DuPage County Sheriff’s Office has provided a list of resources for those in need of assistance during difficult times:

-The National Alliance on Mental Illness’ DuPage County chapter

-The DuPage County Health Department’s behavorial health services page

-The Central DuPage Pastoral Counseling Center

People can also visit the Suicide Prevention Lifeline website, or reach them by phone at 1-800-273-8255.

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