Memorial Service Set for Burwell Man Who Killed Self, Daughter

Posted 11 months ago

By Scott Carlson

christopher-mellingThe family of a Burwell man who authorities say killed himself and his daughter has scheduled a memorial service.

The Garden County attorney has ruled that 31-year-old Christopher Melling used a shotgun to kill his daughter, Aimee Melling, at their home in Burwell. The little girl’s body was buried on Sunday, which would have been her third birthday.

The memorial service for Christopher Melling is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon at the VFW in Gibbon.

The bodies were found last Tuesday after officers were sent to the Burwell house to check on the residents. Neighbors had reported their concerns after seeing no activity at the home.

The deaths are believed to have occurred sometime between the night of Jan. 4 and Tuesday morning.


  • c69101

    Fricken Idiot! Harm any child, let alone your own. Hope you like the heat punk!

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  • whatswrongewithpeople

    Holding his daughter there you wouldn’t think this is what happend. so sad

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  • whatswrongewithpeople

    Holding his daughter there you wouldn’t think this is what happend. so sad

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  • To bad

    What did this guys wife due to him Mercy sakes alive the things they say I hope she is guilty filling 4life

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