Four-hour Standoff Ends in Apparent Murder-suicide

KEKAHA, KAUA`I (Ben Caxton) — After a four-hour standoff, two people were found dead after an apparent murder-suicide in Kekaha on Wednesday afternoon. A 53-year-old man died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, while the second victim, a 50-year-old female, died of an apparent gunshot wound. Police responded to a call on Elapaio Road from a man who threatened to inflict harm to himself around 2:00 PM. Officers arrived soon after on scene and attempted to make contact with the individual at his home. No response was made after multiple attempts. After establishing a perimeter, KPD’s Special Services Team and Crisis Negotiators arrived at approximately 4:00 PM. Police eventually entered at approximately 6:15 p.m. and found the pair dead. An investigation is ongoing. An autopsy is pending.

3 Comments on "Four-hour Standoff Ends in Apparent Murder-suicide"

  1. Four Hour Standoff I am the mother of Janice Lynn Valery. I live in Arizona. Janice did not deserve to be murdered. She was a beautiful, kind, and loving women. I miss her so much. Our daily phone contact. I miss not hearing her voice and knowing I will never be able to hug her again.

    • Hello, this is Archie Owen. Can we talk?

    • Mrs. Hoyt, I just found out this information about Janice. I am shocked and devastated. Janice and I had lost touch, but I will always remember her as the sweet girl who became my friend in high school. Much love and hugs, Denise

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