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GLEN CARBON, IL (KPLR) - Thursday marks the funerals for parents of seven Glen Carbon children following a sad series of events that led to a father's murder and mother's drowning death.

Jay Campbell was a manager at Bob Evans in Collinsville. He was found shot to death in his burning house in Glen Carbon. His six children ran from the home to get help.

His ex-wife, Cristy Campbell, fled the scene with their infant son. Her car ended up in Silver Lake in Highland. A paramedic rescued the baby. She was found dead in the lake a short time later.

The visitation begins at 3 p.m. at Irwin Chapel in Glen Carbon. The funeral is at 7 p.m.

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