This is a terrifying trend.

Courtesy of ABC News:

Jeremy Richman, the father of a Sandy Hook school shooting victim, was found dead Monday morning from an apparent suicide, according to police in Newtown, Connecticut.

The body of Richman, 49, was found at Edmond Town Hall in Newtown, where he had an office, authorities said.

Richman’s 6-year-old daughter, Avielle Richman, was among the 26 children and educators killed in the Dec. 14, 2012, mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Police did not provide any additional details surrounding his death beyond describing it as an apparent suicide. An autopsy is expected to be performed Monday, police said.

“My god. This is awful, horrible, devastating news,” Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Connecticut, tweeted Monday morning. “Jeremy was a good friend and an unceasing advocate for better research into the brain’s violence triggers.”

As a father, I sometimes wonder how I would go on if something terrible happened to my daughter, clearly this man felt he could not. 

I feel bad for his family, I feel bad for the families of all school shooting victims, and I feel bad for the families of victims still to come.