This week, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office is looking into the death of a second person who was killed in a domestic violence-related incident.
According to a press statement issued on Wednesday (28 June) by the sheriff’s office, deputies responded to a disturbance on Northwest 61st Avenue in Ridgefield, Washington, on Wednesday after a 72-year-old man named Wayne Leonetti called 911 to reportedly report that he had choked his wife and that she was no longer breathing.
According to the deputies who investigated, Alice Bolen, age 80, was found dead inside the residence. Leonetti was arrested and put into the Clark County Jail on the accusation of murder in the second degree.
Do you know that Jeff Auxier, Columbia County’s elected district attorney, has resigned to become a senior deputy district attorney with the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office? Before being elected as DA in his native county, Auxier served as an assistant district attorney in Multnomah County from 2008 to 2017:
On Monday, deputies from Clark County responded to a 911 call from two girls who reported that their stepfather had shot and murdered both their mother and himself. James Jordan, 45, and Erica Jordan, 46, were named by sheriff’s officials as the couple who were found.
Additionally, the news was broadcast by local news media and spread on social media –
Ridgefield woman dies in suspected domestic violence homicide https://t.co/jUvNto4krT
— The Oregonian (@Oregonian) June 29, 2023
Help is available if you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence. Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE or visit thehotline.org for resources.