NEWTON FALLS - Friends and neighbors of Everett Greathouse said they would rather see the nearby playground memorialize his life than to see the house in which he was gunned down last summer continue to stand as a reminder of his death.
Greathouse, 15, spent a lot of time at the former Apache Park, which was renamed in the teen's honor not long after he died a short distance from the park just over a year ago.
Village officials confirmed that plans are under way for the house at 72 Trumbull Court, where Greathouse lived with his family, to be demolished soon.
The home, which has been empty since the July 6, 2012, quadruple homicide, remains marked by a yellow caution line.
"That house has been a reminder ever since. You hear some of the kids in the neighborhood talk about it. It still bothers them. I think the house just keeps reminding them of what happened. The best thing for everyone is for them to tear it down. There are just too many bad memories," said neighbor Arthur Powell.
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Investigators said that on July 6, Rob Brazzon, 55, killed his live-in girlfriend, Tracey Engler, 38, then went to his ex-brother-in-laws home at 72 Trumbull Court a block away and killed Rikki Cogley Sr., his wife Kathy Cogley, and her son, Greathouse.