Two dead in Kimberly murder-suicide

Posted: 8:39 AM, Jul 06, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-06 17:23:05-04
Two dead in Kimberly murder-suicide

Police say they found two people dead Thursday in a Kimberly mobile home, the victims of an apparent murder-suicide.

Kimberly-Hansen Police Chief Jeff Terry said officers were dispatched to a mobile home in the Friendly Village Mobile Home Park at 715 Center Street East about 1 p.m. 

A relative had called police, expressing concern. So officers conducted a welfare check at the address.

When no one answered the door, “... the officer looked in a window, and saw an adult male and an adult female on the floor. The officer forced entry into the home and found both dead,” Terry stated. 

“The female died from a single gunshot wound and the male died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound,” he said.

Autopsies were conducted Friday morning.

Police identified the couple as Lora Skeahan, 48, and Paul Mueller, 65.

A firearm was found near the couple. 

The man and woman lived together in the house, but were not related, police said.

“This is an isolated incident and there is no known danger to the public,” Terry stated.