On September 15, 2018, at 12:49 p.m., Nampa Police received a call of two deceased persons found in a home in the 10 block of South Fairview Street. A family member had gone to check on the residents of the house since they hadn’t heard from them for a few days. When the family member went inside of the residence, the deceased bodies of the residents were found, and the police were called to the scene.
Nampa police officers and detectives began their investigation. The two deceased persons were identified as Philip J. Butler, 29, and Kaylynn M. Butler, 27, a married couple. Autopsies were conducted on the bodies this morning. It was determined that both persons died of gunshot wounds. The investigation showed that the two were the only persons in the residence and there was no evidence to indicate that anyone else was involved. Detectives determined that this was a murder-suicide and have concluded their investigation.