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Who was Jennifer Lapore? Woman’s death leads cops to home where her husband shoots dead himself and 2 sons

When the officers arrived at Jamie Lepore's home, they heard gunshots inside and found him and his two sons dead
UPDATED JAN 20, 2023
Jennifer Lapore's dead body was found on Wednesday, January 18 (@kelseymgibbs/ Twitter)
Jennifer Lapore's dead body was found on Wednesday, January 18 (@kelseymgibbs/ Twitter)

MADISON COUNTY, ALABAMA: A twisted investigation of a dead Hazel Green woman led Tennessee police to another tragic event where minutes after the cops arrived at a location they were alarmed by multiple gunshots. Upon discovery, police found that the dead woman's husband had shot and killed his two sons before pulling the trigger on himself.

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office said deputies conducted a welfare check on Chelle Mill Lane on Wednesday, January 18, and found the dead body of Jennifer Lepore, 46, inside the home. Jennifer's husband, Jamie Lepore, 46, and two sons were not found at the residence. Madison County police later learned Jamie had been living in the 2400 block of Cason Lane in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.


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The Murfreesboro police were informed that Jamie was “part of an ongoing homicide investigation” in Madison County. Murfreesboro police arrived at Jamie's location to conduct further investigation on Thursday around 8.30 am. Public information officer Larry Flowers said Jamie and the children had been staying at the Cason Lane home with friends. It is unclear how long they had been living there. However tragedy unfolded when the officers were talking to a friend of Jamie who he was staying with outside their residence, officers “heard several gunshots inside the home,” according to Murfreesboro police.

“Officers safely entered the home and discovered three individuals deceased. All were pronounced dead on scene,” Murfreesboro police said in a statement, reported Authorities discovered Jamie and the couple's two children Jesse, 9, and Sean, 11. Police said, the father had killed the two boys and then himself leaving police with yet another apparent murder-suicide enigma. 


Police later towed a truck away from the house where the three died, according to reporters on the scene there. “It is truly a tragic situation to lose an entire family, especially in this manner,” Madison County Sheriff’ Kevin Turner said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the victims,” reported the source.

Who was Jennifer Lapore?

Jennifer had been a special education aide at Hazel Green Elementary School since August 2022, according to WAFF. Her two sons attended schools in Hazel Green. A neighbor who did not wish to be identified said the Lepore's “mainly kept to themselves.” Another neighbor who knew the family and whose children went to the same school as the Lepore's children said the mother of two was “just too emotional” to talk. Jennifer's cause of death was not revealed. 

The Lepore lived in an upper-middle-class subdivision in Hazel Green, with some of the homes having basketball goals, including the Lepore home. On the night of the tragedy, Lepore's children could be seen playing in the neighborhood. The Madison County School System paid tribute to Jennifer and her two children. “The Madison County School System is deeply saddened to learn of the tragic death of an employee and her two children,” Kubik said in a statement. “MCSS is a tight-knit family, and this event hits us hard. We offer our prayers and condolences to the surviving family members, students, and staff members who this family has touched.”