Kyle and Emily Gerhart

Kyle Gerhart, age 17, and Emily Gerhart, age 12, were shot to death by their mother, Lisa Gerhart, as part of a murder-suicide. The children had been homeschooled for at least eight years and were active in their local theater community.

Kyle worked at the local ice cream parlor and Emily had been a lead actor in “Annie”. The children’s older sister no longer lived with them and was not harmed. Gerhart had recently separated from her husband, David Gerhart, and friends reported that she was devastated by the loss. The murders came to light when a neighbor noticed a car parked outside the Gerharts’ house with its engine running and a hose leading from the exhaust pipe into the house. Police later discovered the bodies inside the house.

Date: July 25, 2016
Gilbert, Arizona


Documents: Date:
The Gerhart Family: Photos of Family Killed in Gilbert, Arizona 07-26-2016
Mother and her two children, age 12 and 17, are found dead inside their Phoenix home in apparent murder-suicide 07-26-2016
Neighbor who found dead Gilbert family speaks out 07-27-2016
Roberts: Another home-grown horror story 07-27-2016
‘We were in the trenches of life together;’ Friend mourns loss of family in probable murder-suicide 07-28-2016
UPDATE: Memorial service planned July 30 for Gerhart family 07-29-2016
Slain siblings remembered at memorial as bright, kind 07-30-2016

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