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PORT ST. LUCIE, FL (WFLX) - Neighbors say the Hadley family was your typical family. They lived on NE Granduer Drive in Port St. Lucie for at least 10 years.
Neighbors say they generally kept to themselves.
Mary-Jo Hadley was a first grade teacher at Village Green Elementary School. The school had a service in her memory Monday morning.
Florida Power and Light confirmed that Blake Hadley had been employed with the company since 1981.
Charlene Moses, A family friend, said, "I've known Mary-Jo since high school in Fort Lauderdale." She goes on to say, "The kids were always nice. They used to come to our house trick-or-treating, And they always called me Miss Charley."
Moses wanted to know what happened to the Hadleys over the weekend.
She says the family moved from Fort Lauderdale to Port St. Lucie years ago after her own family moved to the area.
All of the police activity around Blake and Mary-Jo's house on the 300 block of NE Granduer Avenue in Port St. Lucie had Moses concerned. "We went by in the morning for breakfast and everything was roped off. It was like that all day long."
Moses was surprised to hear that the Hadleys' 17-year-old son, Tyler, threw a party Saturday night since she lives at the end of the same street. She said, "If it was a party, I didn't know anything about it."
As crime scene tape stays up and investigators continue to scour the scene, Moses can't help but wonder how crime hit such a nice family. "We're just perplexed, I guess, as is everyone else," said Moses.
Jim Wallace, a neighbor, added, "They did seem like a close family. Like, I said, they used to play basketball and all that. Don't know what happened."
Florida Power and Light issued the following statement about Blake Hadley's death: Our thoughts and prayers are with the Hadley family. Beyond that, we cannot comment on an individual employee.