Six-month pregnant mom kills son before turning gun on self in murder-suicide in Wallace, Idaho, on Saturday
Elizabeth Lawley, 33, shot her two-year-old son to death before killing herself at her father’s home
Her dad walked in to find their bodies after assuming they were taking a nap
Sheriffs in Shoshone County said evidence points towards a murder-suicide
Elizabeth Lawley allegedly shot her son to death before killing herself, police said.
A heavily pregnant Idaho mother shot her toddler to death before turning the gun on herself, police said.
Elizabeth D. Lawley, 33, and her unnamed 2-year-old son were found dead Wednesday evening inside her father’s home in Wallace, a small town about 50 miles east of Coeur d’Alene along Interstate 90.
“The preliminary investigation indicates that Lawley likely killed her son and then killed herself,” the Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office said.
Officers received reports that their bodies were found in a room of the home in Wallace, Idaho, at around 8.30pm.
Lawley was roughly six months pregnant when she committed the apparent murder-suicide, cops said.
Her father was the first to stumble upon the grisly scene, the Coeur d’Alene Press reported.
Neighbors said he returned to his home around 6 p.m. and assumed his daughter and grandchild were napping in a separate room in the house.
Elizabeth Lawley, 33, was found dead in her father’s home at 152 King Street in Wallace, Idaho
It wasn’t until 8:30 p.m. that he went to check in on them and found their bodies.
“Speaking honestly, in my 19 years of service for Shoshone County, I’ve never seen the SCSO so somber, so devastated; we shared a lot of hugs, and we shared a lot of tears. Today was an extremely difficult day for the family, for our office, and for this community,” Sheriff Holly Lindsey said on the tragedy.
“I may just be sleep deprived, but I can’t stop thinking about how precious life is.
“Kiss your spouse, hug your children, call your parents and your sibling(s) to check in with them-don’t take any of it for granted…not even for a minute.”