Lantern Project: Since October 2013, Hope House has joined with other domestic violence programs around the state by implementing the Lantern Project. For our part in this statewide project, we added to the lamppost in front of Hope House a purple wreath. We will turn on the light for a week every time there is a death related to domestic violence in Wisconsin. We will post information online about the person(s) that was killed. If you drive by our building and see our lamppost on, please reflect on the deadly impact that domestic violence has on our communities. We know the list of stories we post here is incomplete. We strive to learn about and share these stories but know that there are some that we and the media miss. If you see a news story of a death in WI related to domestic violence and don't see it posted here, please feel free to let us know about it here. Thank you.
Although we couldn't find an obituary, there was a GoFundMe page set up to help with funeral expenses for Skylar.
News Story: CUDAHY -- Police identified on Saturday, January 2nd the man and two-year-old girl found dead with gunshot wounds inside a Cudahy home Friday morning, January 1st. Cudahy Police Department say they're investigating the deaths of two-year-old Skylar Hartman and her father, 27-year-old Brett Hartman..."'I'm just really shocked,' said Kaitlyn Monroe, Skylar's cousin. Monroe says Brett Hartman had made cryptic statements in the past, but the family never thought he could do such a thing. "'He was just basically saying how he was just going to kill himself and take the one person he loves, which is Skylar, with him but they just didn't believe him because he says this a lot,' said Monroe. 'This is a horrific tragedy,' said Chief Tom Poellot, Cudahy Police Department"...Read more