News reports: Barrington man died in apparent murder-suicide


Wajih Mazloum

Wajih Mazloum

Media outlets have reported that police in New Orleans, La. believe Barrington native Wajih Mazloum died in an apparent murder-suicide in that city earlier this month.

According to the report in the Providence Journal, “The police think Wajih Mazloum, 28, who was born in Tripoli, Lebanon, and grew up in Rhode Island, killed himself and his girlfriend.” Mr. Mazloum’s girlfriend has been identified as New Jersey native Sara LaMont.

The murder-suicide — reported first by The Times-Picayune — was reportedly discovered on Feb. 1 in a New Orleans apartment.

According to the obituary, which was posted on the W. Raymond Watson Funeral Home website, Mr. Mazloum attended the Gordon School, the Wheeler School, and Barrington High School and graduated in 2003. He reportedly graduated from American University and received a master’s degree at URI.

He was reportedly a second-year law student at Tulane University, where he served as a student attorney and research assistant in the university’s environmental clinic.