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PD: Three dead after apparent double murder-suicide at Goodyear home

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Posted at 10:57 AM, May 22, 2020

GOODYEAR, AZ — Goodyear police say two men and a woman are dead after an apparent double murder-suicide.

Police say the incident occurred on May 20 at around 6:15 p.m. at a home near Sarival Avenue and Yuma Road.

Officials say they arrived on scene and found a man, later identified as Leonard Payne, 57, who had died from a gunshot wound.

Goodyear police say they later discovered two other potential victims, Payne's wife, identified as Deborah Powers, 59, and her son 29-year-old Matthew Oliver.

Officials say Payne is the step-father to Oliver who later died at a hospital after succumbing to his injuries.

It appears to be related to a domestic violence incident, but did not give further information, Goodyear police say.

The investigation is ongoing.