2 found dead, 1 critical in murder-suicide along I-96 in Ionia County

BOSTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- A homicide investigation is underway after two people were found dead and another critically injured in a car along Interstate 96 on Saturday night.

At 9:39 p.m. Saturday, an Ionia County Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to the report of a motorist assist on I-96 near Nash Highway in Boston Township.  Upon arrival at the scene at 10:01 p.m., the deputy discovered a silver Chevrolet Equinox parked on the roadway with the liftgate and passenger side doors opened, two deceased victims off the roadway on the shoulder side, and a third victim inside the vehicle injured by an apparent gunshot wound.

The deputy was able to render aid to the victim in the vehicle until other officers and first responders arrived on scene.  Two subjects were pronounced dead at the scene; the third subject was transported to Spectrum Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids.

Further investigation at the scene determined that this was a case of an apparent murder-suicide.  The decedents are identified as 51-year-old David Somers of Kaleva, Mich., and 51-year-old Lisa Somers of Kaleva.  Both died of gunshot wounds at the scene.  A loaded shotgun was found at the scene directly underneath David Somers' body.

The living victim found in the car by police is identified as Amedy Dewey, 18, of Kaleva, the daughter of Lisa Somers.  Dewey was treated at the scene by Life EMS and the Saranac Fire Department before being transported by ambulance to Spectrum Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids.

Dewey remains hospitalized in critical condition at this time.

The incident remains under investigation by the Ionia County Sheriff's Office.

The victim is listed in critical but stable condition.

A GoFundMe page has been set up if you'd like to help with funeral costs.


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