Ahwatukee couple found dead in apparent murder-suicide

Bodies found in home

Credit: 3TV

Two bodies were found inside an Ahwatukee Foothills home near Chandler Boulevard and 34th Street.

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by Jennifer Thomas

azfamily.com

Posted on June 11, 2013 at 9:59 AM

Updated Thursday, Jun 13 at 11:55 AM

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PHOENIX -- A husband and wife were found dead inside an Ahwatukee Foothills home Monday afternoon.

Phoenix police were called to a home near Chandler Boulevard and 34th Street for a possible injured person. When they arrived, they knocked and no one answered.

Officers broke down the locked door and found two people with gunshot wounds inside the home.

They have been identified as Barbara J. Mahowald, 56, and Stanley E. Mahowald, 61.

Based on the evidence at the scene, investigators believe this was a murder-suicide.

 

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