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Stagecoach homicide investigation

A Stagecoach mom shot and killed her 9-year-old son early Wednesday morning before turning the gun on herself, according to a preliminary investigation by the Routt County Sheriff’s Office.

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Routt County Coroner Rob Ryg is joined by investigators from the Routt County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday at the Stagecoach home where it is thought a mother shot and killed her 9-year-old son early Wednesday morning before turning the gun on herself. Photo by Matt Stensland

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Routt County Chief Deputy District Attorney Rusty Prindle came to the residence to help with the investigation. Photo by Matt Stensland

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The Routt County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a suspected homicide related to the death of a Soda Creek Elementary School third-grader. A Sheriff’s Office deputy is on scene at this home at 23935 Arapahoe Road in Stagecoach. The home is the same location where authorities were called to a report of a suicide or suicide attempt just before 3 a.m. Wednesday, according to Routt County Communications records. The Routt County Assessor’s Office database lists the home’s owners as Michael Kirlan and Lisa Lesyshen. Photo by Matt Stensland

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Steamboat Springs School District officials have assembled a crisis management team to meet with parents and students Wednesday in the wake of a death of a third-grade student. Photo by Matt Stensland

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