Investigation continues in husband-wife murder suicide

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UPDATE: Sept. 22, 2009:

The preliminary autopsy report indicates Lisa Grondin died due to asphyxiation (oxygen deprivation). Her husband's cause of death was a suicide. He died of a gunshot wound to the head.


OAK CREEK - The following is a press release from the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office:

On September 20, 2009, at approximately 11:30 A.M., Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a reported welfare check request at a home in the 100 block of Arrowhead Drive, Village of Oak Creek. During a check of the home, deputies found two deceased persons later identified as 31-year-old Lisa Grondin and her husband, 32-year-old Jared Grondin.

An initial investigation by YCSO detectives from the Criminal Investigations section has determined that Lisa’s death was caused by her husband Jared, who later killed himself.

Jared’s apparent suicide occurred by use of a firearm. The exact cause of Lisa’s death is currently under investigation and pending results of an autopsy scheduled later this week. Detectives have determined that no other persons were inside the home when the events took place.

The incident remains under investigation.