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.
Obituary: "High, Loren L. Age 28 years. February 5, 2017. He was preceded in death by his mother Daphe Mason. He is survived by 2 daughters, grandmother Ruby Mason-Meeks and a host of other loving relatives and friends"...Read more
News Story: "A 30-year-old Waukesha woman has been charged with killing her ex-boyfriend, possibly with his own gun, after police say they saw through her apparent efforts to build an alibi with bogus texts after the crime. Porsche Marie Humphery, who lists an address in the 2400 block of Springdale Road, is charged with first-degree reckless homicide, as a party to a crime in the Feb. 1 death of Loren High. A friend found High, 28, dead inside his home in the 3800 block of N. 24th Place on Feb. 5, after he and others had not heard from him and could not reach him by phone. At least three of the victim's acquaintances said they were aware High and Humphery had been in an off-and-on relationship, and that Humphery had threatened to have people harm High"...Read more
News Story: "BELOIT — A baby who reportedly suffered a skull fracture and was left in a vegetative state died Sunday and his father, who has been charged with child abuse, could face upgraded charges. Deanthony Cardell Hodges, 31, of Beloit, was charged in Rock County Court on March 22 with child neglect causing great bodily harm and child abuse causing bodily harm after his 2-month-old son was rushed to the hospital on March 20"...Read more