Audit may shed light on murder-suicide motive

February 9, 2018

LENNOX, S.D. (AP) — A workplace audit may shed light on the motive behind a murder-suicide in southeastern South Dakota that resulted in the deaths of a man, woman and young boy.

Lincoln County officials say the shooting last September in Lennox remains under investigation. Authorities are waiting for a months-long audit of Stephanie Hoover’s employer before releasing more information.

Investigators believe she fatally shot her husband, Rob Hoover, and an 8-year-old child before turning the gun on herself. Relatives tell the Argus Leader the 8-year-old boy who was killed was the Hoovers’ son.

Authorities say the results of the audit should be completed by the end of this month or early next month.


Information from: Argus Leader, http://www.argusleader.com

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