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Indiana father battling cancer kills wife, kids in triple murder-suicide

An Indiana father battling cancer killed his wife and two kids in an apparent murder-suicide, according to police.

Jeffrey Mumper, 61, fatally shot his wife, Annamarie, 54, daughter Emma, 26, and son Jakob, 18, before turning the gun on himself early Sunday in Bloomington, news station WXIN reported.

Police said a woman went to the home Sunday to pick up a friend but no one answered the door.

She entered with a key and she found her friend, who appeared to be dead, then called 911, authorities said.

Police said evidence at the scene indicated that Jeffrey shot his family before taking his own life.

No motive was released in the slaying.

Friends said that Jeffrey had survived a bout of prostate cancer, but was now fighting pancreatic cancer, news station WTHR reported.

Emma was a graduate student at Stony Brook University in New York, while her younger brother was a star swimmer at Bloomington North High School, the outlet reported.

Shocked pals stopped by the home in the aftermath of the shooting to pay their respects, the outlet reported.

“I felt they were like my second parents, to be honest,” said one friend, who identified himself as Joe T. “I loved his dad. I loved his mom.”

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