Glenwood Springs police and the Garfield County Coroner’s office have determined that a homicide-suicide took place when two locals died last year.
On Oct. 18, 2016, the Glenwood Springs Police Department was dispatched to a residence in Glenwood Springs for a report of a male, Joseph Llewellyn, 79, who was deceased. Upon arrival, police found Llewellyn deceased and his wife, Mary Kent, 73, alive and in another room. Kent had suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was subsequently transported to a Denver area hospital where she died on Oct. 28.
The Garfield County Coroner’s Office and the Glenwood Springs Police Department initiated an investigation utilizing the Colorado Bureau of Investigations (CBI) for crime scene assistance. In addition, several samples were sent to CBI for DNA analysis. The samples sent to CBI confirmed that there was no evidence of a third person at the residence who could have contributed to the death of Kent or Llewellyn.
Furthermore, physical and medical evidence from the scene investigation and autopsies are clear and convincing that Llewellyn shot Kent in the head and then shot himself in the head.
No further information will be released, according to a press release from authorities.