for our research. We especially thank Andrew Wurst’s parents, Catherine and Jerome J. Wurst, who invited us into their homes to talk about their son. No one had to help us, but they did, and we are grateful.

We also thank reviewers from the National Research Council for providing comments on an earlier draft of the report.

We were profoundly moved by our visit to Edinboro. We hope our report will help the people of Edinboro heal and learn from the tragedy that befell their community. We also hope that both the Gillette family and Andrew Wurst’s parents will eventually find peace.



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