Kirstin Gentemann, 47, and Steven Gentemann, 57, have been identified as the man and woman found dead Monday morning (Jan. 17) from an apparent murder-suicide at a home in the 1200 block of Fenton Ridge Drive in unincorporated Fenton, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported.
Kirstin Gentemann died after being shot multiple times, and Steven Gentemann died from a single gunshot wound that investigators believe was self-inflicted, the Sheriff’s Office reported.
Sheriff Dave Marshak said a semi-automatic pistol was found in the Steven Gentemann’s hand, and investigators believe he shot the woman before shooting himself.
Marshak said Kirstin and Steven Gentemann were married and lived at the home together.
He said the Sheriff’s Office got a call around 10:45 a.m. Monday about the shooting.
Kirstin Gentemann had called 911, and the dispatcher who answered the call heard gunshots. Neighbors also called 911 about the shooting after hearing gunshots and seeing two teenagers run from the home, Marshak said.
He also said the teens are the Gentemann’s children. Neither of them were injured in the incident, the Sheriff’s Office reported.
The department said there was no apparent history of domestic violence between Kirstin Gentemann and Steven Gentemann.
The Sheriff’s Office is still investigating the incident, spokesman Grant Bissell said.
The Sheriff’s Office said people experiencing domestic violence may call the victim services coordinator and victim advocate at 636-797-5017 or 636-797-5048. They are available between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
UPDATE: Sheriff’s Office releases names of couple found dead in Fenton-area home