Goodyear police identify 3 who died in double murder-suicide

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Posted at 6:42 AM, May 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-25 09:42:42-04

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Police in Goodyear have released the names of two men and a woman who died in an apparent double murder-suicide.

They say officers were called to a home on Wednesday night and found the bodies of 57-year-old Leonard Payne and his 59-year-old wife, Deborah Powers.

It appears they both died at the scene. Police also discovered the body of Powers' 29-year-old son Matthew Oliver, who was Payne's stepson.

According to Phoenix TV station ABC15, police say Payne died from a gunshot wound and Oliver died of his injuries at a hospital.

They say the deaths appear to be related to a domestic violence incident.