Kaleva family involved in Ionia Co. murder-suicide.

January 7, 2018

Kaleva family involved in Ionia Co. murder-suicide.

BOSTON TOWNSHIP (Ionia County) – Police are investigating a murder-suicide involving a Kaleva family in Ionia County Saturday. Ionia County sheriff deputies are unsure of a motive at this time, according to TV 13 WZZM.

On January 6, just before 9:40 p.m., an Ionia County deputy was sent to help a driver on I-96 near Nash Highway in Boston Township.

When he arrived on the scene, the deputy discovered a silver Chevrolet Equinox parked on the side of the road with the lift gate and passenger doors open, according to a press release from the Ionia County Sheriff’s Office.

There were also two deceased victims on the shoulder side of the road — a third victim was inside the SUV, injured from an apparent gunshot wound.

The deputy quickly aided the victim inside the vehicle until other officers and emergency responders arrived.

The two subjects, David Somers, 51, and Lisa Somers, 51, both from Kaleva, were pronounced dead at the scene. A loaded shotgun was found directly under David Somers’ body, the press release stated.

The third victim, 18-year-old Amedy Dewey, from Kaleva, was taken to a Grand Rapids hospital for treatment. She is in critical, but stable condition according to authorities. Dewey is the daughter of Lisa Somers.

The Ionia County Sheriff’s Office release said there is no clear motive at this time to what lead to the homicide, however the incident remains under investigation.

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