BREAKING: @CountyBerkshire says the house fire in Sheffield that claimed the lives of a family of 5 is now a murder-suicide investigation. Luke Karpinski killed his wife, Justine Wilbur and the couple’s 3 young children. This is a photo of Justine from the law firm she worked at. pic.twitter.com/2IrODKMRM8
— Mike Saccone (@mikesacconetv) March 14, 2019
Luke Karpinski, who worked as a patent examiner, is the suspect in a mass murder-suicide that took the lives of his attorney wife, Justine Wilbur, and their three small children.
The five bodies were discovered after the family’s home caught on fire in Sheffield, Massachusetts. Those who died were Karpinski, his wife, and their children, 7-year-old twins and a 3-year-old child, according to News 10.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. The District Attorney Says the Deaths Were a Murder Suicide With Luke Karpinski the Likely Assailant
UPDATE: family confirms to me Luke Karpinski, his wife Justine Wilbur, and their children, 7 year old twins Alex and Zoe, and Marek, all died in yesterday’s incident involving a home fire in Sheffield @CBS6Albany pic.twitter.com/4WQinmUfn4
— Emily DeFeciani (@CBS6_Emily) March 14, 2019
According to Berkshire County District Attorney Andrea Harrington, the deaths are the result of a likely murder suicide. In a tweet, her office revealed that “police were investigating the fatal fire incident in Sheffield as a murder-suicide. Five persons, including three young children, were killed in a residence on Home Road Wednesday morning.”
The children were named Alex, Zoe, and Marek, and the two family dogs also perished in the blaze, according to Crime Online.
“At this time the evidence indicates that Luke Karpinski was the assailant,” says @CountyBerkshire “the causes of death are not available at this time.”
— Jill Konopka (@jillkonopka) March 14, 2019
The District Attorney’s office also wrote on Twitter, “Five people were killed Wednesday in an incident that involved a home fire in Sheffield, #Berkshire District Attorney Andrea Harrington announced. #Massachusetts State Police and police agencies from Berkshire County and beyond were investigating the scene.”
The page added, “The District Attorney and State Police continue to investigate the fatal fire in Sheffield, and do not believe the public faces a threat. DA Harrington is working to provide an update on the case later today. Stay tuned.” News 10 reported that the DA identified Luke Karpinski as …read more