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Havasu police: Autopsies performed following murder-suicide; police start separate investigation

September 28, 2018

The Lake Havasu City Police Department is still seeking information in a suspected murder-suicide that left three dead at a Beachcomber Boulevard residence last week.

Meanwhile, detectives are investigating a separate incident involving Hannah Gottier, which may have occurred days before her death. That investigation is ongoing, according to Lake Havasu City Police Lt. Joe Harrold, and no details in that investigation could yet be released.

According to the Lake Havasu City Police Department, the victims and perpetrator were autopsied last week.

While there was no indication that Tobin Gottier was under the influence of drugs or alcohol Sept. 17, the autopsy results could be released from the Mohave County Medical Examiner’s office as early as next month.

Gottier shot his wife, Jamie Gottier, and daughter, Hannah Gottier, with a .223 AR-15 pistol as they arrived at their home Sept. 17, according to police. He then entered a pickup truck in the home’s carport, according to police, and used a shotgun to end his own life.

Both weapons were registered to Gottier, and both were located in the truck where he killed himself, according to police.

The investigation is ongoing, Gray said, and it is unknown how long it will be before detectives find answers as to why Gottier may have killed his wife and daughter.

According to statements by Lake Havasu City Police Lt. Shane Sloma last week, Gottier left no note to explain his actions. Police are speaking with family and friends of the victims and suspect, and a search of their mobile phones and computer may yet yield additional information.

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