Sad incident raises questions
Many people in the community are reeling after an Airdrie family was found dead in a ditch in rural Saskatchewan, May 28. (See story on page 2).
Although authorities had not confirmed that the incident was a double-murder/suicide at press time, the fact that a gun was found at the scene and the RCMP has said “there is no indication of another party being involved in the deaths...” suggests that scenario.
Residents have been asking many questions such as: How could this happen when the police were called to their house last month?
Why was the 26-year-old husband released from hospital after a psychiatric evaluation?
What were the circumstances that preempted the call to police? And whose fault is this tragedy?
The sad truth is that we could point fingers all day but that will not bring the young couple and their two-year-old boy back.
This incident reminds us of the stabbing death of Andrea Conroy in her Bayside home at the hands of her boyfriend Rick Doucette in February.
These domestic abuse situations, potentially involving mental health issues, are shocking and tragic. It is scary and sad when people are suffering from a mental condition and do not feel they have the support system to help them or do not know where to turn for help.
If you know of someone suffering from mental health issues, call the police or Airdrie Addiction and Mental Health Clinic at 403-948-3878.