Mom and her three kids killed by gunshots in Grand Forks

Published: May. 3, 2018 at 5:53 PM CDT
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We now know the names of the four people found dead in a home near an elementary school this morning in Grand Forks.

Astra Volk is the mom. She's the parent of the children who were also found dead in the home along the 1000 block of south 12th street near Lewis and Clark elementary school.

Officers found the bodies while performing a welfare check on the kids, which was requested by the school. The children who were found deceased are: 6 year old Arianna Talmage, 10 year-old Aidan Talmage, and 14 year-old Tyler Talmage.

Police tell Valley News Live early indications are that all four family members died from gunshots. A handgun was recovered at the scene.

We've also uncovered a Go Fund Me page that Astra Volk set up eight days ago. She wrote about her and the boys suffering from mental illness, bi-polar, manic depression and autism. Volk wrote that she was looking for help with paying medical bills.