Police: Son & mother dead in apparent murder/suicide in Garden Valley

Posted at 10:21 PM, Jan 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-22 00:39:29-05

GARDEN VALLEY, Idaho — Police say they are investigating what appears to be a murder/suicide in Garden Valley.

An adult man and his mother are dead.

Idaho State Police responded just after midnight Tuesday morning to assist Boise County deputies with a call of a disturbance and shots fired at a residence.

Authorities say it appears to be a domestic dispute.

The dead are identified as Helen Beckwith and Joshua Beckwith. Based on evidence at the scene, ISP Troopers say they believe Joshua Beckwith shot his mother and then shot himself.

Two other adults and a juvenile were able to get out of the home safely.

The investigation is on-going.