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Tarzan actor Ron Ely’s wife and son killed in California

A 911 call after 8pm reported a family disturbance

Former Tarzan actor Ron Ely during an interview in 1987 (Reed Saxon/AP)
Former Tarzan actor Ron Ely during an interview in 1987 (Reed Saxon/AP)

By Associated Press Reporters

Authorities say Tarzan actor Ron Ely’s wife was stabbed to death in their southern California home by the couple’s son, who police subsequently shot and killed.

A Santa Barbara County sheriff’s statement said deputies found 62-year-old Valerie Lundeen Ely dead with multiple stab wounds inside the house on Tuesday night.

The statement says deputies identified the suspect as the couple’s son, 30-year-old Cameron Ely, who was found outside the house after a search.

Authorities say after an unspecified threat, four deputies fired on Cameron Ely and he was killed.

There was no report of the 81-year-old Ron Ely being injured.

An earlier sheriff’s statements said an elderly man from the home was taken to a hospital for evaluation.

Ron Ely starred in a Tarzan TV series on NBC from 1966 to 1968.

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