Such sad news to report — especially considering there have been
There are few other details about Richman’s death at this point, other than NBC Connecticut and others reporting the passing appears to be a suicide. While that’s speculated, though, even the cause of death is still unofficial; according to the Hartford Courant, “the office of the chief medical examiner is investigating the exact cause of death.”
Still, it’s highly suspicious and tragic, considering the scene and circumstances. Richman’s daughter, then six-year-old Avielle Richman,
Looking beyond just Newtown, too, if Richman’s death is in fact a suicide as is being reported, this would be the third suicide in less than 72 hours related to the aftermath of mass shooting tragedies.
Over the weekend, it appears that two students who survived the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School mass shooting in Parkland, Florida died by suicide in separate incidents just days from one another, as well.
Our hearts break every time something like this happens, even though there’s very little we can say to ever truly reach those who have been impacted by mass shootings like this. It feels like thoughts and prayers are never enough any more.
But if you are in crisis — for this or any other reason — please, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255.
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