Mother discovered useless with Three children in N.D. residence could have struggled with funds

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Courtroom data point out a girl who, alongside together with her three kids, died of gunshot wounds at her residence in North Dakota could have been battling monetary issues.  Police found Astra Volk, 35, and her kids, 14-year-old Tyler Talmage, 10-year-old Aidan Talmage and 6-year-old Arianna Talmage at their residence in Grand Forks after a college requested a welfare verify Thursday morning.

Police haven’t formally labeled the killings as murder-suicide, however stated they aren’t in search of any suspects and that they discovered a gun in the home with the our bodies.

Grand Forks County court docket paperwork present a set company gained three civil judgments totaling about $3,750 in opposition to an Astra F. Volk within the final six months of 2017 for unpaid medical payments.

A lady by the identical title arrange a GoFundMe account April 25 looking for cash to assist repay medical payments she stated had been caused partly for therapy for psychological sickness. The lady stated she was working full-time however that her wages had been garnished.

The fundraising account had been deleted Friday.

Paula Stevens, 58, who lives two doorways down from the home the place the 4 had been discovered, stated Thursday that the household had moved into the home simply a few months earlier.

“Three little children and their mother – oh my goodness,” she stated.

Stevens stated the home “sat empty endlessly” till it was lately renovated. She stated the girl was dwelling there as a renter, however that she not often noticed the household as a result of the girl labored odd hours and the lengthy winter saved the youngsters indoors.

“It is slightly horrifying as a result of Grand Forks is meant to be like a protected city, a spot the place you possibly can hold your doorways unlocked,” stated Caralyne Ronai, a senior on the College of North Dakota who was strolling by the neighborhood. “4 useless is upsetting to listen to.”

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