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Date Released: 9/17/2003
Subject: Apparent Murder-Suicide Update
Contact: Brenda Gainey
Case No#: 200306225
Released By: Brenda Gainey

Location: McKinleyville

The two people involved in yesterday’s apparent murder-suicide have been identified by the Coroner’s Office. They are Richard Lynn Swanstrom, 61, and Dollie Mae Johnson, 63. Each was killed by a single gunshot.
The investigation into their deaths is still ongoing. However, as stated yesterday, it appears this is a case of murder-suicide.