PORT ANGELES, Wash. - A rare triple homicide has left Port Angeles and Clallam County shocked -- and some terrified -- as the suspect in the crime is still on the loose.
Clallam County Sheriff’s Staff Sgt. John Keegan says concerned family members drove to the home of the Iversons off of Bear Meadow Road near Port Angeles about 4 p.m. Monday. Keegan says family saw the door of the home open, and tarps laying on the ground.
“It’s shocking, and people don’t like it," said Keegan.
Law enforcement from several different agencies investigated the homicide scene well into Wednesday evening, about 48 hours since they found the bodies.
This is the first triple homicide in Clallam County since at least the 1970s, but sheriff’s officials it may be the first ever.
“This stops our world,” said Keegan.
The bodies of 57-year-old Darrel Iverson and his son, 27-year-old Jordan Iverson, were found under a tarp, officials say.
The body of 26-year-old Tiffany May, Jordan Iverson’s girlfriend, was found in a locked shed, Clallam County Sheriff Officials added.
All of the bodies had multiple gunshot wounds, said Keegan.
Law enforcement says they found the bodies Monday afternoon, but they believe they had been laying on the property for about a week.
“Sad thoughts. What’s been bothering me as a neighbor is knowing they have been laying over there a couple days,” said Steve Lovik.
Lovik lives in a home with his family a few feet from the Iversons' property. He says he knew both Darrel and Jordan Iverson. He says they were good people, kind to their family, and he wishes he could have done more for his neighbors.
“Good neighbors should know what’s going on, and I feel like I failed there,” he said.
Clallam County Sheriff Bill Benedict said dozens of rounds were fired on the property. There is no suspect information, and Sheriff Benedict says the gun was not recovered from the scene.
Staff Sgt. Keegan says they have spoken to some people of interest and received some tips, however they still do not have a motive for what happened.
Despite the violent crime, law enforcement says they believe the incident was isolated, and the community is not at risk.