UPDATE: Three Dead In Apparent Murder-Suicide

Written by The Bee

September 18, 2018

LAKE HAVASU CITY–A local teen and her mother were reportedly killed Monday afternoon in an apparent murder-suicide in Lake Havasu City.

According to the Today’s News-Herald, police responded around 3:30 p.m. to the 600 block of Beachcomber Drive for a shots fired call. When they arrived, police found a woman and girl lying dead in front of a house. Police than located a man dead inside a parked truck at the home. He is believed to have died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The Lake Havasu City Police Department said the suspect has been identified as Tobin Gottier, 42, of Lake Havasu City. Gottier is accused of shooting his wife, Jamie Gottier, 42, and his 14-year-old daughter, Hannah, as they arrived home Monday afternoon.

Police Lt. Shane Sloma said Gottier reportedly gunned down his wife and daughter from the inside of their residence before shooting himself in a parked truck.

The motive for the shooting remains under investigation.

The victims’ identity had not been immediately released by law enforcement Monday. However, the Today’s News-Herald identified the woman and girl through family members as Jamie Gottier and her daughter, Hannah, a freshman at Lake Havasu High School.

On Tuesday, students at Lake Havasu High School rallied together and held a memorial for Hannah, whose name was spelled out in flowers along the high school sidewalk.

This is a developing story. Photo contributed by Today’s News-Herald.

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1 Comment

  1. Jerry

    So sad! Prayers go out to the family and friends.


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