Update: Police point to dad as suspect in murder of wife and daughter
Update: Lake Havasu City police have identified Tobin Daniel Gottier as a suspect in the deaths of his wife, Jamie Reese Gottier, and their daughter, 14-year-old Hannah Gottier.
Police say officers believe Tobin Gottier, 42, killed his wife and daughter in the front yard of their home on Beachcomber Boulevard and then turned the gun on himself while he sat in a pickup truck parked in their carport.
Police say he shot his wife and daughter from inside the house as they arrived home. The motive for the shooting remains unclear at this time and investigators are still working to piece that together, police said.
Tobin Gottier is identified on his Facebook page as the owner of a pool cleaning business.
Earlier: Lake Havasu City police are still investigating the murder of a mother and her teenage daughter. Police say they were killed Monday afternoon at their home on Beachcomber Boulevard. A man was found dead in a truck parked at the house; police believe he died form a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Police still have not confirmed the identities of the women or the man. Friends and family have identified the women as Jamie Reese Gottier, and her 14-year-old daughter Hannah Gottier.
Hannah Gottier was a freshman at Lake Havasu High School. On Tuesday morning, students had set up a memorial at the campus, including Hannah’s name written in flowers. Students were observed crying and paying their respects throughout the morning.
Lake Havasu Unified School District officials sent a district-wide email acknowledging a student’s death. The message didn’t identify Hannah Gottier by name, but said she had been “a student in our district since the fifth grade and was a ninth grader at LHHS this year.” The district recommended that students who were “extremely distraught” talk with an administrator about visiting with a counselor.
Lt. Shane Sloma said the situation is “very fluid” and still an active investigation.