Two Lake Havasu City residents were found dead in a home on the 2900 block of Green Acres Drive by Lake Havasu City Police Officers Thursday night.
According to a press release from the Lake Havasu City Police Department, officers responded to the address at about 10:20 p.m. and found a deceased female lying on the kitchen floor with multiple gun-shot wounds, next to a deceased male who appeared to have suffered a single gunshot wound. Officers were originally responding to a call requesting a welfare check on a female subject who went to the residence to recover property, but had not returned home.
Although the LHCPD declined to release the names of the deceased at this time, the Havasu Regional Medical Center has confirmed that one of its employees died Thursday night as the result of a domestic situation. HRMC CFO Chris Dimambro sent out an email to hospital staff Friday morning informing employees that Keri Malkiewicz, director of patient access at the hospital, has “passed away.”
Neighbors on Green Acres Drive said law enforcement set up police tape around the residence at 2956 Green Acres Drive through Friday morning with multiple Lake Havasu City Police vehicles parked in the area. A smattering of stains that appear to be blood could be seen at the end of the driveway to the residence at 11 a.m. on Friday. The residence is owned by Daniel Malkiewicz according to county records.
“Keri was an excellent director and a well-respected and beloved member of our hospital team,” Dimambro wrote in a letter to the staff obtained by Today’s News-Herald. “She began her career here as a CNA and worked her way up to the director level over the years. Keri was a very caring person, and she was involved in the creation of the Community Involvement Team as well as had a very close relationship with her staff.”
The incident is still under investigation by the Lake Havasu City Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Unit.