CT Food Bank employee one of those killed in Windsor Locks murder-suicide

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The Connecticut Food Bank is mourning the loss of one of its employees after an apparent double murder-suicide at a Windsor Locks home last week.

Three people were killed at a Lownds Drive home shortly before 1 a.m. Friday. A fourth individual was found with multiple gunshot wounds and survived. A fifth person was uninjured.

On Saturday, the state’s Chief Medical Examiner James Gill confirmed Lauren Leslie, Delores Wisdom and David Wisdom all died of gunshot wounds. He said Leslie and Delores Widsom’s deaths were homicides, while David Wisdom died by suicide.

In a statement Sunday, Connecticut Food Bank/Foodshare President and CEO Jason Jakubowski confirmed Delores Tracey Wisdom was the volunteer services manager.

“Heartbroken and devastated don’t even begin to describe what we’re feeling today,” Jakubowski said. “Delores was more than just our co-worker, she was our friend. She had an energy and a charisma that would light up any room she was in, and her passion for the work that we do was undeniably infectious. It’s going to take us all awhile to wrap our heads around this … but for now, our family simply prays for Delores and hers.”

Windsor Locks Police Lt. Paul Cherniack said officers responded to the home after witnesses reported hearing “yelling and screaming,” followed by gunshots. Arriving officers found Lauren Leslie, Delores Widsom and David Widsom showing no signs of life. Medics pronounced them dead at the scene.

Police do not have any history of reports or 911 calls about the address, according to Cherniack.

He said two of the individuals are believed to be a couple and identified three others at the home as the couple’s adult step-children. He said there was one guest.