Modesto Investigators: Couple Found Dead in Possible Murder Suicide

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Scene of the investigation. Courtesy: Modesto Police


Modesto Police say the couple found dead in their home Wednesday evening may have been the result of a murder suicide.

Officers responded to the couple’s home on Monticello Avenue shortly after 5 p.m. after getting a call from a concerned family member. Donald Shively, 89, and 70-year-old Lillian Shively were found dead – both with gunshot wounds.

The investigation continues, but detectives believe this was a murder suicide.

Anyone with information about what may have happened is asked to call Modesto Police at (209) 572-9500.

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