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Modesto Police Department News Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Sergeant Ivan Valencia, (209) 595-0718
Release Date: Thursday, November 7, 2013, 9:15:00 AM

Husband and Wife Found Dead


Release Date: November 7, 2013 

Modesto Police Department

Media Relations Unit  

Office of the Chief of Police

600 10th Street, Modesto, CA 95354

Author: Sergeant Ivan Valencia


MODESTO, CA – On Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at approximately 5:18 p.m., Modesto Police Officers were dispatched to the 1900 block of Monticello Ave after receiving a report that two adults were possibly deceased inside of the residence.  The original call was made by a family member.

Officers arrived at the residence and confirmed that there were two bodies inside. The male and female both suffered from gunshot wounds. Ambulance and fire personnel attempted to treat them both, but they were pronounced dead at the scene.

The deceased have been identified as Donald Shively 89 years and Lillian Shively 70 years, (husband and wife), both Modesto residents. The investigation is still ongoing. At this time in the investigation it appears this was a murder suicide.

The shooting is still under investigation. Anyone with any information regarding this shooting is asked to contact the Modesto Police Department at (209) 572-9500 or Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.

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