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: "Paige Elise Bohn, age 5, and Devon James Bohn, age 3, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at their home in Wisconsin Rapids...Paige was born on October 9, 2010 in Bettendorf, IA. Paige was known by family and friends as a smart, friendly and helpful little firecracker with a smile that could light up a room. She loved to read, color and care for children and animals, especially horses. She aspired to someday be a horse doctor.
Devon was born on April 13, 2013 in Loveland, CO. Devon was known by family and friends for his look that captured your heart in any situation. His love for tractors and anything that moved and made noise was known by everyone. He was determined to grow big to be able to drive the tractor and mow the lawn"...Read more
News Story: "Wisconsin Rapids police have identified the man and two children who died in an apparent double murder-suicide this week.Lt. Brian Krzykowski said in a news release Friday that the father was 36-year-old Justin Bohn. Also found dead was his daughter, 5-year-old Paige Bohn, and his son, 3-year-old Devon Bohn.
Krzykowski told The Associated Press previously that Justin Bohn fatally shot his two children and then himself at their home in Wisconsin Rapids. Police were called to the house at about 2:15 a.m. Wednesday to check on distraught person.
Krzykowski says preliminary autopsy results confirm each victim died of a single gunshot wound. He says the investigation is ongoing.
Police say the children's mother wasn't home when the shootings occurred."