CALDER, Idaho – Three people were found dead and a woman survived a head wound after being shot at a remote house outside this northern Idaho hamlet, authorities said Friday.
Shoshone County sheriff's deputies gave few details, but neighbors said a distraught man had wounded his estranged wife, killed her parents and committed suicide Thursday evening.
Sheriff's Sgt. Derek Dofelmire identified one of the victims as Ricky Turner. He would not identify the other two, an elderly man and woman.
Dofelmire said the survivor as Rose Turner, who he said was "very lucky" to be alive.
She was flown to Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Wash., where "she has been able to provide information to our investigators," he said.
More than one gun was recovered at the scene, he said.
Neighbors told The Spokesman-Review of Spokane, KXLY-TV and KREM-TV that Ricky Turner was Rose Turner's estranged husband and that he committed suicide after shooting her and her parents.
The Turners had three children and her parents lived with her at the house, Julie Codoni told the newspaper.
She said Ricky Turner was despondent over their divorce, which was to take effect Thursday.
When Codoni talked to him Wednesday, "he was in really bad shape. He was hurting," she said. "He loved her. She was his life."