Local teen hospitalized after apparent murder-suicide

By Aubrie Smith, co-editor-in-chief

MIDLAND, MI – A Midland High School teen is currently being hospitalized in Grand Rapids after an apparent murder-suicide, allegedly conducted by her stepfather, Jan. 6.

According to MLive, the incident happened just before 10 p.m. on I-96, leaving locals Lisa Somers, 50, and Dave Somers, 51, dead. Midland teen Amedy Dewey was shot but has survived.

A loaded shotgun was found on the side of the road under Dave Somers’s body. MLive states that police are confident Dave Somers’ was the shooter, though lab results have not yet been completed.

Though no motive has been determined, family members have come forward to say that Dave Somers underwent surgery to remove his benign brain tumor the day before the incident.

Police are continuing to investigate.

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