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: "In whose love we felt and whose love we honor, please join Miguel Angel Arvelo and Family in remembering our beloved Hermelinda Arvelo Sierra and Arturo Angel Arvelo this Thursday, March 10 (TODAY) at Christ Church on 23rd and Greenfield Avenue, Milwaukee. Visitation from 9 AM to 1 PM. Funeral service at 1 PM. Meal to follow service; a desert to share would be appreciated. Service will be streamed live on www.christmke.com"...Read more
News Story: "MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee police have identified the victims of a double murder-suicide that happened near 9th and National on Saturday, March 5th -- a crime that has torn a family apart. The victims are 45-year-old Hermalinda Arvelo and 12-year-old Arturo Arvelo.
Police say the shooting happened about 11:20 a.m. Saturday. They say a man came home to find his wife and son suffering from gunshot wounds. Both victims died at the scene.
Officials say the suspect in this case, 41-year-old Carmen Arvelo-Schwingle, committed suicide at McKinley Marina shortly after the homicides.
Arvelo-Schwingle was the 12-year-old boy's half-sister, and Hermalinda Arvelo's stepdaughter.
Family members tell FOX6 News Carmen Arvelo-Schwingle shot and killed her half-brother and her stepmother, and they say Miguel Arvelo discovered the bodies -- Arturo Arvelo's father, and Hermalinda Arvelo's husband.
Carmen Arvelo-Schwingle was Miguel Arvelo's daughter through a previous marriage...Miguel Arvelo is now left mourning the loss of his son, his wife and the daughter who left his family fractured"...Read more