Ohio FM Global Sr. VP, 2 Sons Killed in Suspected Murder-Suicide

September 9, 2021

Authorities believe a man fatally shot his wife and their two young sons in their northeastern Ohio home before turning the gun on himself.

The bodies of Jeffrey Hull, 50; Heidi Hull, 46; Garrett Hull, 9; and Grant Hull, 6, were found around 1:15 p.m. Sept. 7 when officers went to the Avon Lake home to conduct a welfare check, authorities said. It’s not clear when the shootings occurred or what prompted the violence.

Heidi Hull was an operations senior vice president and Cleveland operations manager at commercial property insurer FM Global, according to information on the insurer’s website. She oversaw the company’s operations in the region, which includes locations in Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia and parts of Michigan, New York and Pennsylvania.

Officers went to the home after Heidi Hull’s employer requested the welfare check because she did not take part in a scheduled conference call and no one answered the front door at the family’s home. A preliminary investigation found that Jeffrey Hull likely killed his wife and sons before killing himself, authorities said, but the incident remains under investigation.

Avon Lake police are investigating the deaths along with the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

Heidi Hull was the first woman ever to be promoted to senior vice president/operations manager in FM Global’s 185-year history, the company said.