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Neighbors: Massillon Murder-Suicide May 'Run in the Family'

There are 37 comments on the WJW Fox 8 Cleveland story from Sep 20, 2010, titled Neighbors: Massillon Murder-Suicide May 'Run in the Family'. In it, WJW Fox 8 Cleveland reports that:

Neighbors said they appeared to be the ideal family. But police are calling the deaths of a mother, father and their eight-year-old daughter in Massillon a double murder-suicide. Kyle Blankenship, 42, his wife Ann Urbas-Blankenship, 42, and their 8-year-old daughter Grayce were found shot to death inside their home on Oxford Avenue around 5:30 p.m.

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Friend of Ann

Canton, OH

#21 Sep 22, 2010
I worked with Ann for several years and knew her well. She and Kyle were very close and at least at the time I worked with her, they seemed very much in love. She talked about him all the time and the absolute light of her life was little Grayce. Part of me is very angry with Kyle for what he did, but at the same time, I cannot imagine the mental state that he must have been in to commit such a terrible thing. There is no excuse for the behavior - don't get me wrong - but only God can judge the heart. One thing is for certain, he was not thinking rationally. All I know is that Ann and her little family were wonderful people and will ALL be missed by those that knew them. The whole thing makes absolutely no sense and is so sad. May they all Rest in Peace.
curious

Akron, OH

#22 Sep 22, 2010
jacksonboy wrote:
holy crap, what about the brother that got arrested at the scene last night for disorderly conduct and said the wife got what she deserved, allegedly?
i don't think he said that, why are you starting rumors.
jacksonboy

Akron, OH

#23 Sep 22, 2010
Oh that's right he just got arrested for being a nice guy. Were you there? I believe the person who was at the scene when Anns mom went in the back yard over you.
jacksonboy

Akron, OH

#24 Sep 22, 2010
Technically I did put allegedly but you have to admit what the neighbor stated was said and the fact he got arrested for disorderly conduct something was amiss. I hope the neighbor was lying but why would they given the situation? That would be grotesque and just not cool.

I just hope the court does take into consideration the situation and that some people deal with stress differently. Not sure how I would have reacted myself honestly.
wendy

Massillon, OH

#25 Sep 23, 2010
Jennifer Bircher wrote:
Kyle was a dear friend I worked with him for the past year and a half and I can't believe he would shoot his family and himself. He often talked so highly of his wife and daughter. Kyle was a wonderful person to work with, he would go far and beyond to help his fellow coworkers. He was always friendly and a joy to be around. I will miss him, we was a good friend to me.
If he was such a good friend why didn't you help him with his drug and drinking problem? If his family would have helped him maybe Ann and Grayce would still be here with us today.
wendy

Massillon, OH

#26 Sep 23, 2010
I understand only one thing about this whole shitty thing and that is that Kyle had a problem and did not get the help he needed and the same goes for his sister in sc. We will never see Grayce or Ann's smiling faces again and they did nothing wrong to deserve this. All they did was love that man that shot the life right out of them. I have 3 kids of my own that loved those two girls more than anything in this world and he took that away from them. He took their trust and safe feeling and they will never be the same...so while you grieve for Kyle try to remember the lives he has crushed in his selfish act and don't forget that that wonderful guy you speak of was a fake self centered bastard that has scared my children for the rest of their lives.
wendy

Massillon, OH

#27 Sep 23, 2010
TMH wrote:
Somethings just not right with the whole family if theres more children in any part of this bunch still living they should be investigated by families and children's services.
Amen.
someone who loved Grayce

Massillon, OH

#28 Sep 23, 2010
curious wrote:
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i don't think he said that, why are you starting rumors.
I was there, his brother DID say that. What a piece of crap. I hope he drags this guilt with him for the rest of his life.

“Not Perfect, Just Forgiven”

Since: May 10

Bloom Where You're Planted!

#29 Sep 23, 2010
wendy wrote:
<quoted text> If he was such a good friend why didn't you help him with his drug and drinking problem? If his family would have helped him maybe Ann and Grayce would still be here with us today.
How dare you?! Blaming someone for something they may have not known ANYTHING about?! Do YOU know everything about your friends' lives?! Do you even HAVE any friends?! Or are you one who just likes to gossip about and slander people who have no way of defending themselves?? Why bring it up now, anyway?! Do you honestly think your words will bring healing??
Anonymous

Massillon, OH

#30 Sep 23, 2010
7th Heaven wrote:
<quoted text>How dare you?! Blaming someone for something they may have not known ANYTHING about?! Do YOU know everything about your friends' lives?! Do you even HAVE any friends?! Or are you one who just likes to gossip about and slander people who have no way of defending themselves?? Why bring it up now, anyway?! Do you honestly think your words will bring healing??
Do you know? Were you a family member of Ann and Grayce? Did you watch his decline? Did you hear the things he said to and about his family? Did you hear the phone calls, talk to Ann, hear Grayce's stories about counting beer bottles? Do you cry every night wishing those two girls were still alive and in your life? Or do you sit around reading gossip online and stirring the pot? I think it's that last one, and I think you need to go back to your own life and worry about your own family and be thankful that you are seeing it as "gossip" and not living it daily.

“Not Perfect, Just Forgiven”

Since: May 10

Bloom Where You're Planted!

#31 Sep 23, 2010
Anonymous wrote:
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Do you know? Were you a family member of Ann and Grayce? Did you watch his decline? Did you hear the things he said to and about his family? Did you hear the phone calls, talk to Ann, hear Grayce's stories about counting beer bottles? Do you cry every night wishing those two girls were still alive and in your life? Or do you sit around reading gossip online and stirring the pot? I think it's that last one, and I think you need to go back to your own life and worry about your own family and be thankful that you are seeing it as "gossip" and not living it daily.
If you have read any of my previous posts on this sad topic, you'd know I haven't said ONE THING to "stir the pot".
Actually, I was asking someone who WAS "stirring the pot" why they felt the need to do it now?? What good will it do now?? And why attack a friend -- who may not have known what went on behind closed doors?? I also know there are two sides to every story, but we'll never know the whole story, anyway.
I'm so sorry this happened. The taking of life is NEVER the answer -- not for ANY reason. My prayers go up to God for everyone left behind.
Saddened

Marion, VA

#32 Sep 24, 2010
wendy wrote:
I understand only one thing about this whole shitty thing and that is that Kyle had a problem and did not get the help he needed and the same goes for his sister in sc. We will never see Grayce or Ann's smiling faces again and they did nothing wrong to deserve this. All they did was love that man that shot the life right out of them. I have 3 kids of my own that loved those two girls more than anything in this world and he took that away from them. He took their trust and safe feeling and they will never be the same...so while you grieve for Kyle try to remember the lives he has crushed in his selfish act and don't forget that that wonderful guy you speak of was a fake self centered bastard that has scared my children for the rest of their lives.
Please remember that family members read your harsh words. This family has endured a HORRIBLE year. There are many people in pain over this tragedy, and will suffer the consequences for a lifetime. Calling Kyle names (and for your info, he is not a bastard as he was born to married parents) will not solve anything. This family and your girls need prayer and not hurtful words.
And your "Amen" to the comment about the rest of the family.. I just hope your family never has to endure PART of the tragedy as this one.
friend

United States

#33 Sep 28, 2010
no one is God only God is God and only God can judge. I don't agree with what Kyle did by no means, I wish he would have choose another choice but unless you knew Kyle no one has the right to say mean and cruel things about him. I doubt very much he woke up that morning thinking yes today I plan on killing my family. People who judge are ignoreant in the fact that they do not know the whole story. If you did not know Kyle, Ann, or Graycee then keep your mean comments to yourself.
SMW

Massillon, OH

#34 Oct 3, 2010
friend wrote:
no one is God only God is God and only God can judge. I don't agree with what Kyle did by no means, I wish he would have choose another choice but unless you knew Kyle no one has the right to say mean and cruel things about him. I doubt very much he woke up that morning thinking yes today I plan on killing my family. People who judge are ignoreant in the fact that they do not know the whole story. If you did not know Kyle, Ann, or Graycee then keep your mean comments to yourself.
Maybe not. The question remains: Where did he get the gun and when? Kyle never mentioned an interest in firearms. Anyone out there that has the answer to this question, please post the answer.
J in CF

Massillon, OH

#35 Oct 10, 2010
curious wrote:
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i don't think he said that, why are you starting rumors.
Uh, yes he did.
J in CF

Massillon, OH

#36 Oct 10, 2010
Saddened wrote:
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Please remember that family members read your harsh words. This family has endured a HORRIBLE year. There are many people in pain over this tragedy, and will suffer the consequences for a lifetime. Calling Kyle names (and for your info, he is not a bastard as he was born to married parents) will not solve anything. This family and your girls need prayer and not hurtful words.
And your "Amen" to the comment about the rest of the family.. I just hope your family never has to endure PART of the tragedy as this one.
Unfortunately your hope for Wendy is for naught. She has every right to feel any way she wishes about the person that killed part of her family. Read her comments a bit more carefully.
anonymous

Canton, OH

#37 Oct 12, 2013
Someone has finally bought the house and is living in it. Don't think I could do it no matter how cheap it was. I don't think I would do it if it was free. Guess some people are fearless.

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