Rancho Mirage, CA
On November 12, 2023, at about 2:15 p.m., deputies from the Palm Desert Sheriff Station responded to a report of an attempt suicide at a residence on Lyon Steet, in the city of Rancho Mirage. Deputies arrived within minutes and located a male and a female with gunshot wounds. The male victim succumbed to his injuries at the scene. The female victim was transported to a local hospital and succumbed to her injuries. Deputies secured the area as a crime scene and investigators from the Palm Desert Sheriff Station responded. The Central Homicide Unit also responded and assumed the investigation.
The case was being investigated as a murder/suicide. There were no outstanding suspects and there is no threat to the community.
Now, the victim in this case has been identified as Kathryn Ashcroft, a 55-year-old resident of Simi Valley. The suspect has been identified as Carl Ashcroft, a 61-year-old resident of Simi Valley.
The investigation is ongoing.