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Routt County Sheriff's Office: Husband says wife killed their son before turning gun on herself

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — 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.

Lisa Marie Lesyshen, 45, was found unconscious in her home by Sheriff’s Office deputies in the early morning hours of Wednesday. She was taken by ambulance to Yampa Valley Medical Center. Her condition is unknown.

Asher Lesyshen-Kirlan was found dead inside the home. He was a third-grader at Soda Creek Elementary School in Steamboat Springs.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to the home near the south shore of Stagecoach Reservoir at 2:55 a.m. for a reported suicide attempt with multiple victims.

The deputies were met by Michael Kirlan, Asher’s father, who told them his son was dead inside the home and that his wife, Lesyshen, was upstairs with a gun. Deputies entered the home and found Asher’s body, and then discovered Lesyshen.

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