comscore Arizona sheriff: 3 slain in possible murder-suicide | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Top News

Arizona sheriff: 3 slain in possible murder-suicide

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS

    Crime scene tape blocks the entrance to a home where multiple bodies were found, Tuesday, July 26, 2016, in Gilbert, Ariz. Sheriff’s officials say multiple dead bodies have been found inside a home in an unincorporated area of Gilbert, east of Phoenix. There’s no immediate word on how many bodies or their ages or genders.

PHOENIX >> Authorities say the deaths of a mother and her two children whose bodies were found inside a home in suburban Phoenix could be a case murder-suicide.

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said at a news conference Tuesday that deputies are awaiting autopsy results before making a determination.

He says deputies found a handgun near the woman’s body.

The sheriff identified the woman as Lisa Gerhart, saying she was 45 or 46. Her son was 17, and her daughter was 12. Arpaio did not name the children.

Arpaio said it’ll be up to the county medical examiner’s office to determine if the children died from gunshot wounds or carbon monoxide from the car fumes.

Click here to see our full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak. Submit your coronavirus news tip.

Be the first to know
Get web push notifications from Star-Advertiser when the next breaking story happens — it's FREE! You just need a supported web browser.
Subscribe for this feature
Comments (3)

By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the Terms of Service. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. Report comments if you believe they do not follow our guidelines.

Having trouble with comments? Learn more here.

Leave a Reply

  • So Arpaio’s too dense to even be able to tell if the kids have bullet holes in them. I wouldn’t even trust this guy anymore to know which end of a gun to grab

Scroll Up