LPD confirm double homicide at apartment complex, release identities

Published: Jan. 12, 2022 at 11:08 AM CST
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LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - Lawton Police have confirmed that two people were killed in the first homicide of 2022.

Police identified Naoko Vanduyn and her child as the victims in last week’s murder at St. James Apartments on Cache Road.

David Vanduyn, Naoko’s husband, has been arrested in connection to the murders.

Lawton Police said they were called to the apartment last Thursday on a suspicious male, who was later identified as David Vanduyn.

While police were speaking with Vanduyn, they determined a welfare check should be done on his wife and child. Lawton Police said that is what led them to their bodies.

Sources tell us the bodies were stuffed inside storage containers.

We asked LPD to confirm this detail, and were told they could not confirm nor deny the information.

7News has sent an email to the Oklahoma State Medical Examiner’s office to gather more information about the state of the two victims.

Officials with Comanche County Memorial Hospital confirmed David VanDuyn worked there before his arrest as a Radiation Therapist at the Cancer Centers of Southwest Oklahoma.

Police said they had no previous contact with VanDuyn and are continuing to investigate what led up to this horrific incident.

You can count on 7News to keep you updated as we learn more.

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