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
Location: Gilbert, Arizona