A Father Talks About the Loss of His Family

Beau and Calyx Schenecker, together.

All of Tampa Bay mourned with Col. Parker Schenecker at the loss of his family in January. Based at Tampa’s MacDill Air Force Base, he was in the Middle East when it happened.

His 16-year-old daughter Calyx and 13-year-old son, Beau, were shot to death by his wife. He is now divorcing Julie who remains in custody awaiting trial for murder. According to the new article, she has been living with mental illness, depression, for much of her life.

Schenecker attended memorial services in Florida and Texas and met with his children’s friends and close family, but he did not talk publicly about his personal tragedy. That is until now.

Schenecker granted an interview to People magazine about the family tragedy. You can read that story online here.

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