Bradley Student Dies In Suspected Murder-Suicide Incident | WGLT

Bradley Student Dies In Suspected Murder-Suicide Incident

Jul 15, 2019

A Bradley University sophomore and his brother both were killed Friday in what police believe was a murder-suicide committed by their mother.

Nathan Harris, 19, was a returning sophomore from Elmhurst majoring in computer science. He was a member of the honors program. 

The DuPage County Sheriff's Office said Jamie Jones, 43, fatally shot Harris and his brother, 16-year-old Jason, before setting her home on fire and committing suicide. 

"This is truly a tragedy. An act like this is completely inconceivable. This will be a trying time for the family, the community and our first responders who dealt with the aftermath of this horrible incident. We offer sincere condolences for anyone affected and urge anyone who is going through stressful times in their lives to please seek help," said DuPage County Sheriff James Mendrick in prepared remarks. 

Counseling is available for Bradley University students. Campus counseling resources are available between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. by calling 677-2700. An appointment can be scheduled or a counselor can be reached after-hours at 677-3200.

Flags will fly at half-staff on Bradley's campus for three days in Nathan's memory. 

The Suicide Prevention Hotline is available 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255. 

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