Two found dead of apparent shooting in West Davis home
SWAT members from Davis and West Sacramento approach a house on Glacier Drive in West Davis after reports of a shooting at the residence Thursday evening. Police later found two dead inside the house. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise photo
A seven-hour police standoff in West Davis ended tragically early Friday morning with the discovery of two bodies inside a Glacier Drive home.
Davis Assistant Police Chief Darren Pytel confirmed this morning that both bodies — one male, one female — had gunshot wounds when officers found them on the second floor of the house at about 2 a.m.
Yolo County coroner's officials have identified the pair as Whitney Joypauline Engler, 27; and 23-year-old Joseph Andrew Hein, both of Davis. Autopsies are planned for Monday to determine their cause and manner of death.
However, Davis police issued a news release late Friday afternoon saying "preliminary evidence suggests this was a murder-suicide. Therefore, investigators do not believe there is anyone else involved, and are not actively seeking any suspects at this time." Continue Reading