Meridian Police investigating murder-suicide

Posted at 10:22 AM, Nov 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-30 18:49:59-05

Meridian Police are investigating a murder-suicide in the 1200 block of Italy Street.  

Officers responded to a welfare check about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and discovered 65-year-old Joy Frizzell dead in the house.

“During an investigation of an unattended death of a male by the Gem County Sheriff’s Office -- and after receiving information from the deceased male’s family -- Meridian Police were contacted to conduct a welfare check on the deceased male’s girlfriend,” said Meridian Police Deputy Chief Tracy Basterrechea.

Once on-scene, officers forced entry into the home and discovered Frizzell dead in her bed.  
“Initial information and evidence collected indicates this was a murder-suicide; where we believe a boyfriend evidently killed his girlfriend, then took his own life,” Basterrechea said.  

An autopsy has revealed the Frizzell dead of multiple stab wounds to the chest. 

Stay with Idaho On Your Side as more details are released.