John Lunetta known as Dr John Lunetta is accused of killing his bubbly girlfriend and their son who would be celebrating his first birthday today had he not been shot dead by his own father. The news of the macabre killing and how it was done has stunned the people who knew the couple and expecially the one who knew John Lunetta, a top Red Cross official in the US.
Dr John Lunetta, who served as the medical director for the American Red Cross’ western division not just killed his girlfriend, young son, but also their dog. He later also took his own life too.
Lunetta’s girlfriend, who had just appeared for nurse’s examination has been identified as Karen Jackson. The killings reportedly took place at their home in a well-known Las Vegas neighborhood.
Authorities claim that the bodies of Dr. John Lunetta, his girlfriend and son were found Monday night in a residence on the 10000 block of Numaga Road, near South Rainbow Boulevard and West Cactus Avenue.
His neighbors were shocked by the incident, claiming that such incidents don’t happen in their area. Many in this quiet, southwest valley neighborhood gathered around the corner from the home to pay their respects, including Sylvia Rico, a survivor of domestic violence. “I left a rock there to memorialize this family…It’s unfortunate that she didn’t speak to someone or him either. There are lots of resources”, said she.
His neighbors claim that John Lunetta was a normal guy and they never expected it from him. To be true, he seemed to love his son and girlfriend. The doctor actually posted a photo from the delivery room. Photos of Lunetta with the child are about the only thing visible on his public page. Once moving, the photos of Lunetta’s girlfriend, Karen Jackson, and their child, John Jr., are now heartbreaking. One friend had written under a photo, “Such love and pride for your beautiful baby boy!!! Yay!!!”
They would have remained undiscovered even now, but for a call from relative who requested a welfare check. The police went there on July 2 and to their found three people dead and a dog’s body as well.
His girlfriend had just passed the exam of nurse and would have launched her nursing career had the fate not played havoc with her. In a Facebook post this past April, she wrote, “Just submitted my last assignment and can now say I’m officially done with grad school. Thank you to everyone that has helped me survive this journey, couldn’t have done it without you.” Reports claim that Doctor’s wife also has a 10-year-old daughter, who is alive.