UPDATE: Family, friends of murder-suicide victim speak out

Genevieve Comeau was found shot to death in a home on Hedrick Drive on March 5

Tucson police investigating homicide in midtown

TUCSON, AZ (KOLD News 13) - The family of the woman killed in a murder-suicide in Tucson last week is speaking out for the first time.

The Tucson Police Department said Ethan Lindauer shot Genevieve Comeau before turning the gun on himself.

As of Friday, March 15, authorities said they believe the gun was legally obtained.

The two were found dead in a 1000 block of East Hedrick Drive Tuesday, March 5. The TPD has said Lindauer and Comeau were in a relationship and living together.

Comeau’s family released the following statement on Monday, March 11.

We are stunned and shocked by Genevieve’s sudden, violent death. But mostly we are heartbroken and sad beyond belief.
Comeau Family

Comeau was a doctoral student at the University of Arizona.

On Thursday, March 14, Comeau’s family and friends hosted a vigil on the UA campus.

Comaeu, who was almost done with her program, studied the Zika virus and how it was transmitted in mosquitoes. She was described as an amazing scientist, creative spirit and supportive friend.

“There’s been an eerie silence within every lab in the department. She really had an affect not only in the lab she worked, but everyone she came in contact with," Brophy said.

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