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Police issue warning about donation scams following Abington murder-suicide

As the Abington neighborhood struggles to heal after a neighborhood father shot his spouse and three youngsters earlier than taking his personal life, authorities issued a warning about scams profiting from the tragedy. 

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Abington police issued the warning about verifying charity efforts on Wednesday, significantly these claiming to be associated to the deaths of the 5 members of the Zaccardi household on Monday. 

“We have heard ‘unconfirmed rumors’ of individuals who may be taking advantage of this tragedy,” Chief David Majenski instructed Boston.com in an electronic mail. “With this in mind, we felt compelled to remind people in general to make sure that whenever they give to a charity or Go Fund Me page that first they verify it. Unfortunately it is a sign of the times and we would rather be safe than sorry.”

Majenski mentioned the division just isn’t conscious of any “official charities” associated to the Zaccardi household. 

The state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner decided 43-year-old Joseph Zaccardi shot his spouse, 40-year-old Deirdre, and their three youngsters, 11-year-old Alexis and 9-year-old twins Nathaniel and Kathryn, earlier than taking his personal life, in line with the Plymouth district legal professional’s workplace. 

The our bodies of the 5 relations have been found Monday morning when authorities responded to a 911 name from a relative, who’d gone to the house to choose up the kids from faculty and located the physique of one of many mother and father on the primary flooring.  

Relatives of the victims launched a press release by way of the DA’s workplace on Monday: 

“Today our family has suffered an unfathomable loss. As we attempt to make sense of the enormity of this event, we respectfully ask that the media respect our family’s wishes to be left alone as we grieve our tremendous losses in private.” 

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