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Mass. native, 4 months pregnant, killed in Arizona murder-suicide

WCVB Boston 4/2/2023

A pregnant woman who grew up in Massachusetts is one of the victims of a murder-suicide that happened recently in Arizona.

Police said 37-year-old Sarah Scott was four months pregnant when she was found dead by officers in a Phoenix home on March 20.

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According to Phoenix police, Scott was killed by 27-year-old Jacob De Zeeuw, who then killed his 6-year-old son, Jacob De Zeeuw Jr., before shooting himself.

Neighbors told ABC15 Arizona that De Zeeuw and Scott had moved into the home where they were found dead less than a year ago.

In a Facebook post, the Melrose Alliance Against Violence said that Scott was a 2005 graduate of Melrose High School and received a doctor of pharmacy degree in 2011 from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston.

According to the Melrose Alliance Against Violence, Scott was killed by a dating partner.

An obituary posted online by Gately Funeral Home in Malden stated that Scott was killed on her 37th birthday and that she was due to deliver a baby boy in August.

According to the obituary, Scott was a licensed pharmacist in Massachusetts and became one in New York and Arizona. She began her career as an intern at Walgreens Pharmacy and for 14 years, worked her way up to become a pharmacy manager.

The obituary states that Scott moved to Arizona in 2016, where she continued her career with Walgreens before moving on to work at PillPack and later as a lead pharmacist with Amazon Pharmacy.

Scott is survived by her mother, Ruth Cullen; her brother, Dan, and his wife, Cheri; nephews, Drew and Liam; as well as aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends, according to the obituary. She was predeceased by her father, Daniel Cullen Jr.

Sarah is predeceased by her father Daniel. She is survived by her mother Ruth, her brother Dan, his wife Cheri and nephews Drew and Liam as well as aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.

A celebration of Scott's life will be held Saturday, April 15, at Spinelli's on Route 1 in Peabody from 1 to 5 p.m. The obituary states all are welcome to attend.

In lieu of flowers, Scott's family has asked people to consider making a donation in her name to the Melrose Alliance Against Violence, 235 West Foster St., Melrose, MA 02176 or by visiting the organization's website.

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