LOUISBURG, KS- In a quiet neighborhood of Louisburg, a tragic incident has left the community in shock and mourning. Over the weekend, local police discovered the bodies of 41-year-old Susan Stanford and her eight-year-old son in their home, in what investigators believe to be a murder-suicide.
The incident has sent ripples of grief through the small town, particularly as it occurred across the street from a local elementary school. The young boy, a student of an alternative school program, died at a nearby hospital on Saturday. His untimely death took place one day after the incident took place. The details surrounding his school attendance remain undisclosed.
Louisburg Police Chief Josh Weber has been cautious in releasing details about the case, stating that the investigation is ongoing. However, he confirmed that no other individuals were present in the home at the time of the incident and that there is no increased risk to the public. He also noted that incidents of this nature are particularly rare in the context of domestic relationships.
The news has deeply affected the local community, especially the children living in the vicinity of the Stanford home. In response to the tragedy, the school district has initiated support services for students grappling with the news.
While the investigation continues, Chief Weber has ruled out drugs or alcohol as contributing factors to the incident. The police are not seeking any additional suspects in connection with the case.