Huber Family Releases Statement On Cedar Rapids Homicides

By Dave Franzman, Reporter

Police investigate at the scene of a shooting at 3516 Banar Dr. SW in Cedar Rapids early Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. (Marlon Hall/The Gazette)


By Dave Franzman

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - A spokesperson for family members killed in Thursday’s double homicide thanked friends and family members for a show of support during difficult times.

Barry Sackett, an attorney from Spencer, Iowa and a family friend, read a statement Friday on behalf of Ingrid Livingston, 41, and her mother Linda Huber, 73.

Cedar Rapids police said a call about a shooting at Huber’s condominium came in shortly after 6:30 a.m. on Thursday. During a day-long investigation, police determined that Robert Livingston, 47, had come to his mother-in-law’s home that morning armed with a weapon.

Police concluded Robert Livingston shot Linda Huber and his wife and then turned the gun on himself. The couple’s two minor children were inside the home at 3515 Banar Dr. SW. Police did not say if the children witnessed the shootings, but did say both were not hurt.

Neighbors on Thursday said they had heard of marital issues between the Livingstons. But that information has not been confirmed by the police investigation. Police logs do record a total of six visits to the Livingston home at 3600 Big Horn Rd. S.W. in the last six months. But authorities have not revealed the exact nature of those calls and whether they had any bearing to the shootings on Thursday.

Sacket’s statement said “on behalf of the Huber family we want to thank everyone who had shown support during this very difficult time. We ask your consideration for the remaining family and their privacy in this difficult time and going through the grief they are dealing with we will be working on our arrangements (for the children) and be making that announcement shortly and hope to have that in place soon.”

Sackett answered a limited number of questions including what neighbors or friends could do to help in the meantime. He said there was nothing specific yet but the family’s needs may be more apparent soon. He did not address any issues about marital problems and whether that played a role in what happened Thursday.

The family friend said funeral arrangements for Linda Huber and Ingrid Huber-Livingston are pending. He is not handling any of the arrangements involving Robert Livingston.
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