Death of the suspect in the Des Moines mother and daughter slayings. Let’s see Who was Jason Rothman and about this case in detail.
Who was Jason Rothman?
According to authorities, a man who shot and killed a mother and her kid in Des Moines’ Merle Hay area before shooting himself in the head in a nearby park has passed away.
Jason Rothman, age 22, was named by the police. At about three in the morning on Monday, Rothman allegedly broke into the home of Danielle Remily, 47, and her daughter Emma Parker, 20, who shared a residence in the 2600 block of 53rd St., and killed both of them.
According to the police, Rothman was the daughter’s previous lover. Shortly after the shooting, according to authorities, Rothman called emergency dispatchers to confess to the killings and announce his intention to end his life. He was found with a gunshot wound at the nearby Riley Park and taken to the hospital.
Police reported finding a handgun in the park, and evidence suggests it was used both in the killings and the suicide. On the spot, both women’s deaths were confirmed.
The murders in Des Moines were on the 19th and 20th of this year. Their passing adds to Iowa’s domestic violence death toll, which as of the end of August, the most recent data available, stood at 12. It’s unknown why the incident occurred. The murders of the two ladies make up Des Moines’ 19th and 20th homicides so far in 2022.
The mother was identified as Danielle Remily and Emma Parker, 20, in a police press release. At the residence in the 2600 block of 53rd St. where the shooting took place, they cohabited.
Just before 3 a.m., reports of a shooting brought authorities to the 2600 block of 53rd Street. Danielle Remily, 47, and Emma Parker, her 20-year-old daughter, were named as the victims.
According to police, he called emergency dispatchers shortly after they learned of the gunshots and claimed responsibility for them, adding that he was on his way to a park where he meant to commit himself.
Domestic violence hotlines
If you need help with a threatening domestic situation, the Iowa Attorney General’s Office recommends the following resources:
- Iowa Domestic Violence Helpline — 800-770-1650
- National Domestic Violence Hotline — 800-799-SAFE or 799-7233; TTY 800-787-3224; Text Line – Text “START” to 88788
- Love is Respect Teen Dating Violence Hotline — 866-331-9474; Text Line: Text “LOVEIS” to 22522
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