Accessibility/Mobile Features
Skip Navigation
Skip to Content
Editorial News
Classified Sites

The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION

Tennis star Blake says he didn't know family who died in Florida home they rented from him

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Retired tennis star James Blake said Thursday that he didn't know the family who died last week in the Florida home they were renting from him.

Blake, who was appearing at an event in Connecticut to promote this summer's New Haven Open, told reporters that his thoughts and prayers are with the family.

"I was up here in Connecticut and heard the news the same way like everyone else, and it's just really a sad situation and I hope the police and whoever is investigating the situation keep me in the loop, just like they're keeping everyone in the loop," Blake said.

Police said the man who rented the home, Darrin Campbell, shot his wife, Kimberly; 19-year-old son, Colin; and teenage daughter, Megan, each in the head with a.40-calibre handgun May 7 before setting the 6,000-square-foot house on fire and shooting himself in the head.

Investigators still don't know what led Campbell to kill his family.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said this week that investigators are conducting a financial audit on Campbell, as well as searching his computer histories and interviewing friends and family members.

Blake says his only contact with Darrin Campbell was "a few emails for the lease agreement." He said he never met any of the family face-to-face.

"It's a really sad situation. My heart and my prayers go out to the family that involved and I wish for the best," Blake said.

  • Rate this Rate This Star Icon
  • This article has not yet been rated.
  • We want you to tell us what you think of our articles. If the story moves you, compels you to act or tells you something you didn’t know, mark it high. If you thought it was well written, do the same. If it doesn’t meet your standards, mark it accordingly.

    You can also register and/or login to the site and join the conversation by leaving a comment.

    Rate it yourself by rolling over the stars and clicking when you reach your desired rating. We want you to tell us what you think of our articles. If the story moves you, compels you to act or tells you something you didn’t know, mark it high.

Sort by: Newest to Oldest | Oldest to Newest | Most Popular 0 Commentscomment icon

You can comment on most stories on brandonsun.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is register and/or login and you can join the conversation and give your feedback.

There are no comments at the moment. Be the first to post a comment below.

Post Your Commentcomment icon

Comment
  • You have characters left

The Brandon Sun does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. Comments are moderated before publication. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

Brandon Sun Business Directory
Sudden Surge: Flood of 2014
Opportunity Magazine — The Bakken
Why Not Minot?
Welcome to Winnipeg

Social Media