Victims identified in apparent murder-suicide south of Lawrence

Two people were found shot to death early Monday in Douglas County, authorities said.
Published: Dec. 5, 2022 at 10:19 AM CST
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LAWRENCE, Kan. (WIBW) - Authorities identified the victims in a Monday shooting south of Lawrence.

The Douglas Co. Sheriff’s Office says they found David Koch, 55, and his daughter Hayden Koch, 13, dead from gunshot wounds. They say initial evidence indicates both were killed by gunshots, with David’s appearing to be self-inflicted.

Deputies were called around 7 a.m. Monday to the residence in the 700 block of E 1550 Rd. The Sheriff’s Office noted the caller was uninjured.

“The Sheriff’s Office is with this family in this most horrific time of tragedy, and we hope for healing and peace as they work through what is the most painful time no family should have to endure,” Sheriff Jay Armbrister said.