Lindsay Clancy’s alleged murder of her three children has shocked the Duxbury, Massachusetts, community to its core. She reportedly strangled the kids to death before unsuccessfully attempting suicide. The tragedy has made national news, as people wonder why the matriarch of what seemed like an idyllic family allegedly killed her children. 

Patrick, Lindsay’s husband, has urged people to forgive Lindsay. “The real Lindsay was generously loving and caring towards everyone – me, our kids, family, friends, and her patients,” Patrick wrote on his GoFundMe page. “The very fibers of her soul are loving. All I wish for her now is that she can somehow find peace.”

Lindsay Clancy’s parents have refused to talk to the media about the tragedy 

Chron’s attempts to talk to Lindsay’s parents, Paula and Mike Musgrove, failed as the Musgroves refused to respond to door knocks and rings of their doorbell. However, some neighbors talked to the outlet, providing hazy insights into the Musgroves’ lives. 

“Her [Lindsay’s] parents are wonderful people,” Emily Ottens, Paula and Mike Musgrove’s neighbor across the street, said. “They’re very nice.” Ottens said Lindsay and her family visited Paul and Mike in Wallingford, Connecticut, on holiday. 

Emily added that she occasionally saw Lindsay on the street with her kids. John Roarke, the Musgroves’ next-door neighbor for 26 years, praised Lindsay’s parents: “They’re good people.” Roarke also recalled seeing Lindsay and the children during their holiday visits. “They were all good kids.”

An unidentified woman in the close-knit neighborhood said the tragedy had affected her. “I’m just so sick about it,” she said. “I couldn’t sleep last night. It’s too sad… Sad as can be.” The woman said she couldn’t imagine what Paula and Mike were feeling. “It just breaks my heart,” she added. 

The family members who’ve addressed the media have understandably said little. “It’s a pretty shocking thing, and it is heartbreaking,” the kids’ great-grandmother, Rita Musgrove, told NBC Boston. Rita said she’d talked with Lindsay about a week before the murders, and everything seemed alright. 

“They were just beautiful, beautiful children,” Donna Jesse, the children’s aunt, said. “Well cared for – they were just beautiful, that’s it. They had a beautiful life.”

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