Woman, 10-year-old daughter found dead in Pueblo West home

The scene in the 1000 block of S. Mescal Drive, near Sky View Middle School, in Pueblo West on Monday, August 14. / Pueblo County Sheriff's Office

PUEBLO WEST, Colo. — A death investigation is underway after a woman and her daughter, along with two dogs, were found dead in their Pueblo West home Monday afternoon.

According to the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were conducting a welfare check at the home in the 1000 block of S. Mescal Drive, near Sky View Middle School, just after 4:15 p.m.

At the home, authorities found the bodies of 42-year-old Jennifer Hamula and 10-year-old Stephie Hamula. Officials say both appeared to have suffered gunshot wounds. The official cause and manner of death is pending the outcome of the autopsies.

According to the Colorado Department of Corrections, Hamula has been an employee at Colorado State Penitentiary, part of the East Canon Correction Complex since 1997.

Authorities say the preliminary investigation indicates both Hamula and her daughter were residents of the home and it is not believed that there are any further threats to the community.

“This is a very tragic situation. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of the deceased. We will continue to follow the evidence to determine the sequence of events and the circumstances surrounding these tragic deaths,” said Pueblo County Sheriff Kirk M. Taylor.

The investigation is ongoing.

 

 

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