The names of the two victims and alleged shooter in Thursday’s double murder-suicide in Lansing have been released.
MLive media partner WLNS said police have identified Randy Keith, 52, as the shooter. The two victims are his 37-year-old wife, Christine Keith, and her son, 14-year-old son Isaac Miller.
WLNS says police believe Keith then shot himself.
Officers arrived at the house on the 700 block of W. Saginaw Ave. around 7:20 p.m. Thursday.
LANSING – Lansing Police discovered the bodies of three people on Thursday night in what is being called a double-murder suicide.
Officers responded to a report that a woman appeared to be dead inside the home on the 700 block of W. Saginaw Ave. around 7:20 p.m. last night. According to Capt. Daryl Green, officers made an emergency entry into the home and found an unresponsive female lying on the floor.
Once inside the home, officers discovered a total two more bodies. Investigators are actively working the case and, according to Green, preliminary reports suggest that the deaths are a part of an apparent double murder-suicide.
Numerous times in recent years, Randy Keith reportedly threatened to kill his wife if she ever left him, court documents say.
‘Threats of shooting me to death with one of his hunting rifles were par for the course,’ Christine Keith wrote in a petition for a personal protection order filed in April in Ingham County Circuit Court.
Sadly she later withdrew that order.
In her first divorce filing, as well as in the personal protection order, Christine Keith outlined what she said was her husband’s controlling, erratic and sometimes violent behavior. The couple were married in 2003 but just five years later they were filing for divorce.
“Threats of shooting me to death with one of his hunting rifles were par for the course,” Christine Keith wrote in a petition for a personal protection order filed in April in Ingham County Circuit Court. She later withdrew that order.