Woman Accused Of Slaying Father Was Reportedly Abused

Brother Says Kara Lounsbury Was 'Capable' Of Killing Father

Detectives believe a woman accused of killing her father and stepmother had been the victim of alleged verbal and sexual abuse as a child and had a history of anger at her father, court documents revealed.

Kara Lorelle Lounsbury was arrested on Feb. 28 in connection with the deaths of Harold and Velva Enander.

According to an arrest affidavit, on Jan 15, the Enanders were found shot to death in their bedroom.

Investigators found that Harold Enander's son, Jared, lived next to his father on East 144th Avenue in rural Adams County and that Jared Enander had a video surveillance system with a view of Harold and Velva Enander's home.

Lounsbury told detectives that on Jan. 14, she had been drinking to celebrate good news and went to visit her brother, Jared Enander, because she had trouble sleeping and wanted to "see what Jared was doing."

"Lounsbury said she drove her black Chevy Tahoe and had four of her dogs with her, but no other person, over to Jared's house. Ms. Lounsbury said when she arrived at Jared's she knocked on the door for several minutes, but Jared did not answer," the affidavit said. She said she pulled out of the driveway facing the wrong way and drove around the house to head home.

The surveillance video appears to confirm the visit, showing a SUV with a brush guard and star shaped wheels pull into Jared Enander's driveway at about 3 a.m.

While the video does not show who was driving the SUV, the figure appeared to be a woman, the affidavit said.

About nine minutes later, the SUV leaves Jared Enander's driveway and then pulls into the driveway of Harold and Velva's home. About an hour later, the SUV is seen driving down 144th Avenue with its lights off, the affidavit said.

Detectives searched Lounsbury's Chevrolet Tahoe and found it has "a brush guard attached to the front portion of the car and the wheels were a star shaped wheel," matching the description of the SUV in the video.

Jared Enander told detectives that he never heard Lounsbury knock on his door, but now wonders what would have happened if he had answered.

"When they came to my door and knocked, I don't know what would have happened, if I would have been shot or I could have saved them," Jared Enander told detectives.

Suspect Owned Gun; Had 'Estranged' Relationship With Father

The coroner reported that the Enanders were killed with either a Glock 9 mm or a Sigma 9 mm because of the distinctive rectangular impact mark on shell casings. According to the affidavit, Lounsbury owned a Glock and kept it in her closet.

According to the affidavit, Lounsbury's brother, Jared, believed she would be motivated to kill Harold Enander.

During an interview with detectives, Jared Enander said, "You asked me if my sister was capable of doing it [the slaying], I think she is capable."

"I am sure it was her on the tape," Jared Enander said, referring to the surveillance video.

Jared Enander told detectives that "just prior to Christmas 2008, he was talking to Ms. Lounsbury when she asked, why he had never killed their father," the affidavit said. Lounsbury denied ever making that comment.

"Jared said during their childhood both he and Ms. Lounsbury were victims of verbal abuse by Harold Enander and Ms. Lounsbury was supposedly sexually abused," the affidavit said.

Lounsbury's biological mother, Geraldine Pett, told detectives that Lounsbury lived with her father when she was 11.

"Pett said in about 1993 or 1994 Ms. Lounsbury moved back with her and attempted to commit suicide…due to breaking up with her boyfriend and some unknown issues with her father," the affidavit said.

Lounsbury told her therapist that she was "alleging sexual abuse by Harold Enander. Ms. Pett said she took Ms. Lounsbury to the hospital for a physical examination and was told by the doctor that there did not appear to be any penetration," the affidavit said.

Lounsbury's husband, Stuart Lounsbury, said she "went through phases of contact and estrangement" with her father and that "they were not a very close family," the affidavit said.

Finally the affidavit cites evidence collected from the bedroom. Investigators found a latex glove and conducted a DNA sampling. They found DNA belonging to Velva Enander and from another woman.

Lounsbury is being held at the Adams County Detention Facility without bond.

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