A mother is believed to be the person who can happily die for her children without even hesitating for a second. She is the one who carries her child inside her belly for nine months and feeds her milk to the child for years. But there are some cases where the life-giver turns to a life-taker.
On 16th February 2018, residents of the small town of Keego Harbor along with police were stunned when they found the dead bodies of four family members in their own house. According to investigators, it was a murder-suicide; where a Michigan model, Lauren Stuart shot her husband and two grown-up children to death before pulling the trigger for herself.
But what was the reason for a mother and a wife to kill her husband and children? Did Lauren Stuart kill her family or was it a planned murder? Before digging into the facts of such a tragic death of the family, let’s know Lauren Stuart at first! On deck, we will be delving into the married life and short bio of Lauren including the reason behind the death of the whole family members.
Who is Lauren Stuart? A Short Wiki-Like Bio!
Michigan-native, Lauren Stuart was a personal trainer at YMCA and a model under John Casablancas Modeling and Career Centers. A photographer of Hartland, Michigan, Brittni Marie has described the personality of Lauren as:
Lauren is very personable and easy to work with. I can see where she would excel as a personal trainer as well as what I witnessed having her model for me. Lauren is very easy going and kind.
Born in the year 1972, Lauren Stuart age was 45 when she died along with her husband and two children. She belonged to White/Caucasian ethnicity.
Lauren Stuart had joined YMCA as a personal trainer in March 2014 and John Casablancas Modeling and Career Centers in January 2012.
Lauren Stuart had her own website that contains her modeling pictures. Gifted with a height of 5 feet 7 inches, Lauren started working for modeling agencies and photographers after leaving the Jehovah’s Witnesses which practices of shunning former members.
Lauren Stuart Married Life with Her Husband, Daniel Stuart!
Lauren Stuart was a happily married woman with her husband, Daniel Stuart, 47, with whom she shared two children. Her husband, Daniel Stuart was a data solutions architect at the University of Michigan’s Center.
Lauren Stuart and her husband were married for over 28 years and were too supportive of each other. They shared two children; a son and a daughter. Stuart’s son, Steven was 27 years old, and daughter, Bethany’s age was 24.
Lauren and her husband had left the Jehovah’s Witnesses more than five years ago and were being shunned by the Jehovah’s Witness Church. Everyone from the Jehovah’s Witnesses community and even Lauren Stuart’s parents ostracized them when they left the church.
As responsible parents, Lauren and Daniel wanted to educate their children in college, but the church was against the education; so they had to leave the church for their children’s sake. Lauren and her husband faced a lot of problems since then but were deeply in love with each other. Lauren’s longtime friend, Joyce Taylor said about their relationship:
She worshiped Danny. Danny worshiped her. They were like hand in glove. But she was very concerned about Dan. He was prone to depression, and she was always worried about him
Reason Behind The Tragic Death: Murder/Suicide?
On 16th February 2018, Lauren Stuart along with her husband and two children were found dead in their home located at 2300 block of Cass Lake Road, Keego Harbor, Michigan. Rather than being a murder, police, and investigators claimed the incident to be “family situation murder-suicide.” According to them, Lauren Stuart shot and killed the family members before turning the gun on herself.
Meanwhile, Lauren’s longtime friend, Joyce Taylor and her neighbors believe that the Jehova’s Witness church is responsible for the family murder/suicide. According to her, the shunning process of the Jehova’s Witnesses members had led Stuart to depression which might be the cause of their death. Taylor told the Free Press:
They were shunned every way possible. If Lauren went to the grocery store, they didn’t look her in the eye. When you are raised a Jehovah’s Witness, they choose your friends. They choose who you associate with. And if you go against that, they will dis-fellowship you, or shun you.
The investigation behind the motive of the killing is still in the process. So, stay tuned to us, more updates on Lauren Stuarts and her family’s death will be available soon!