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.
March 10th, 2018 Jessica Johnson, Age 32, Holmen
March 10th, 2018, Gabriela Farias, Age 1, Holmen
A baby girl and a woman were found dead in Ocala National Forest on Saturday morning and the shooter, the little girl's father, later died of a self-inflicted wound in an apparent murder-suicide, authorities said.
Investigators said Kevin Benjamin Olesen Farias, 26 of Minnesota shot and killed Jessica Johnson, 33, and their 1-year-old daughter Gabriela Farias.
Farias later died in a hospital, deputies said Monday morning.
They all had gunshot wounds, Marion County Sheriff’s spokesman Paul Bloom said Saturday.
Johnson and Gabriela are from Wisconsin, Bloom said.
While details of the attack haven’t been made public, deputies were called Saturday to an area near Forest Road 88, about 2 miles north of State Road 40, after a person in the area found the man and the victims at 10:52 a.m.