A former Egg Harbor Township woman has been identified as one of four people found dead Tuesday morning in a Morris, Oklahoma, home along with her two young daughters.
Jacqueline Casey, 31, formerly of the township; Andrew Lyle Casey, 30; Anna Casey, 6; and Lilly Casey, 1, who lived in Morris, died in a triple homicide and suicide this week, according to Amy Elliott, spokeswoman for the Oklahoma Medical Examiner’s Office.
Casey graduated from Egg Harbor Township High School in 2004, according to Press archives. Her maiden name was Facciolli.
“She was a really great soul,” said Linwood resident Christine Sawatzke, a childhood friend who played on the same school and recreational softball teams. “She was a very fun person with a very kind heart.”
A gofundme.com page has been set up for Jacqueline Casey (Facciolli), which has already raised more than $16,000.
“As many of you already know Jackie and her two beautiful babies (Anna and Lily) were taken away from us way to soon by a senseless act,” the description on the gofundme page states. The page seeks money to bring the bodies of the mother and children back to New Jersey and hold a memorial service.
Okmulgee County sheriff’s investigators suspect the family died in a triple homicide and a suicide in the 17000 block of U.S. 62. The deaths appear to have occurred after a disturbance. Deputies have stated they are not looking for suspects.
Messages left since Thursday with the Okmulgee County Sheriff’s Office, which is investigating the deaths, have not been returned.
Few details have been released, but the Sheriff’s Office reported deputies found the bodies of a man, a woman and two children in the home about 9:10 a.m. Tuesday.
News of the deaths spread quickly throughout Morris, a town about 45 miles south of Tulsa with about 1,500 residents, leaving shock and disbelief in its wake.
“You never know what somebody’s thinking,” said Richard Kerr, pastor at Trinity Baptist Church. “Even if you know them, a lot of times you have no idea what’s really going on in their heart and their mind.”
Staff Writer Brian Ianieri contributed to this report
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