Friends: Woman slain in double killing was gifted musician

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Posted: Dec 12, 2016 5:58 PM

HEBRON, Maine (AP) — Friends and acquaintances of a woman killed by her ex-chaplain father in an apparent murder-suicide in Maine say she was a gifted musician who was passionate about domestic violence prevention and substance abuse treatment.

Police say former chaplain Daniel Randall bought a shotgun last week after completing treatment for substance abuse, then drove to the home of his estranged family in Hebron, where he killed 27-year-old Claire Randall and then turned the gun on himself.

The Portland Press Herald reports Claire Randall lived in Brooklyn, New York, and wrote and sang for various music groups.

She was valedictorian at her Rhode Island high school and later earned a music degree from Wesleyan University in Connecticut. Her friends say she was thoughtful, confident and had a great sense of humor.