Three members of a prominent suburban Chicago family are dead after a double murder-suicide at their vacation home in Las Vegas, according to police.
Art Wulf, 69, and Jan Morgan-Wulf, 66, both of Northbrook, were found dead at their vacation home with multiple gunshot and stab wounds on Wednesday morning, authorities confirmed. Their 36-year-old son Aaron Wulf killed the two and was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said.
Art was a semi-retired attorney who also previously served on the District 225 School Board. Jan was a former Chicago Public Schools speech language pathologist who also previously worked as a real estate agent.
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The couple had three other adult children. Aaron was a self-described photo-journalist and an aspiring actor, whose IMDb acting credits list two small parts on "Monk" and "Girlfriends," both from 2004.
The Las Vegas Police Department confirmed the authenticity of a 585-page manifesto and video that Aaron left before shooting and stabbing his parents, then killing himself.
Titled "The Worst Nightmare in History,” the manifesto blames his parents for a lifetime of physical and psychological abuse starting at the age of 5. He also claimed that he was sexually abused by a teacher in Chicago, and that his father did nothing.
"And in the cruelest of outcomes, when I told you my teacher, who molested me in high school for several years, you did nothing to help me as well. You didn't care!" the manifesto reads.
"This is a case of an extremely deranged individual that was not in touch with reality to some degree, and wanted to commit this heinous grisly crime,” said Sgt. Jeff Clark of the Las Vegas Police Department.
But the reaction to this heinous crime in their quiet Northbrook neighborhood was one of disbelief.
“I can't believe this would happen. I’m so sorry for the family, I can't imagine what they’re going through,” said neighbor and family friend David Carroll. “They were private family, seemed like a nice couple. Their kids were great, especially the sons. We enjoyed having them next to us.”
“I'm completely devastated and very, very upset,” added friend and neighbor Bonnie Miller.