Father of Sandy Hook Victim Dies in Apparent Suicide in Newtown

The father of a Sandy Hook school shooting victim was found dead in an apparent suicide in Newtown, Conn., on Monday morning, the local police said.

Jeremy Richman, 49, was found at the Edmond Town Hall, a movie theater as well as event space in Newtown, at about 7 a.m., according to a statement through the Newtown Police Department.

“This specific will be a heartbreaking event for the Richman family as well as the Newtown community as a whole,” Lt. Aaron Bahamonde said inside the statement. “The Police Department’s prayers are with the Richman family right today, as well as we ask that will the family be given privacy in This specific most difficult time.”

The police with the state’s medical examiner’s office were investigating the death, according to the statement.

Mr. Richman was the father of Avielle Richman, one of the 20 children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012.

The news of his death came after two students who survived the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., also died in apparent suicides.

[If you are having thoughts of suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (TALK). You can find a list of additional resources at SpeakingOfSuicide.com/resources.]