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Police Find Mother, Two Children Dead In Clarksville

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Clarksville officers went to 901 Cal Court to conduct a welfare check. Clarksville officers went to 901 Cal Court to conduct a welfare check.
Natalie Ann Vullo Natalie Ann Vullo

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - A mother and her two children were found dead inside a Clarksville home.

Thursday at 11:02 p.m. Clarksville officers went to 901 Cal Court to conduct a welfare check. The officers knocked at the door multiple times, but no one responded.

When there was no response, officers entered the home to find one female adult and two children dead.

Police said the victims were 30-year-old Natalie Ann Vullo, 8-year-old Diamin Lynette Shanklin, and 3-year-old Paul Zacharius Vullo-Nellons.

"When I turned around I saw these officers and yellow tape and I was concerned," said neighbor Ana Rivera. "When I knew that it was Diamin and her brother, and her mom - I was devastated. Moreso for the fact that I knew her and loved her, and she was sweet. I could not imagine something worse happening to somebody."

Rivera said Diamin was her daughter's best friend.

"They sit in the same class, they sit next to each other, they play during the summer times, they play after school," said Rivera.

It was also a sad day at Minglewood Elementary, where Diamin was a 3rd grader.

"We'll all miss Diamin very much - a very happy, happy young person," said school principal Jane Winter.

A guidance counselor will be on hand at school Monday to help students cope.

Police blocked off the area around the house Friday morning. The house is located within a couple of miles of the Fort Campbell.

Carl Heaton, 39, who lives near the victims' home, did not know the family, but he said many military families live in the neighborhood.

No cause of death has been released, and the homicide investigation is ongoing. Police spokesman Jim Knoll said the police had no suspects.

"I just hope that they find him - or her - and that they put it right," said Rivera.

Anyone with any information should contact the lead investigator Detective Tim Finley at 931-648-0656, ext. 4008 or contact the TIPSLINE at 931-645-8477.

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