Body of accused killer found near Hauser Lake

Steven T Denson mug shot

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Update: ISP tells KHQ that murder suspect Steven Denson has been found dead, reportedly of a self inflicted gunshot, near Hauser, ID.


Previous Coverage: 

Coeur d'Alene Police have identified 61-year-old Steven T. Denson as the suspect in the death of woman found shot in the head in her car at the Kootenai Health Campus Wednesday afternoon. Denson is believed to be armed and dangerous, so if you see him, contact police immediately.

A warrant has been issued for Denson’s arrest, charging him with First Degree Murder in the shooting death of 37-year-old Kelly A. Pease of Coeur d’Alene. Denson was recently involved in a relationship with Pease.

Denson is a 61 year old white male from Post Falls.  He is 6’00” tall and weighs approximately 225 lbs with grey hair and hazel colored eyes.  Denson was last seen driving a 2000 white Nissan Pathfinder with Washington State license plate AVA9015.  

Anyone with information on Denson’s whereabouts is urged to contact the Coeur d’Alene Police Department immediately.  Denson should be considered armed and dangerous.

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Denson is no stranger to law enforcement. His most recent arrest from last month includes Violating a No Contact Order, about a week and half after being arrested for Attempted Strangulation and Domestic Violence in January. 

In 2014, Denson was also arrested for Unlawful Possession by a Convicted Felon. 

Pease made several Facebook posts recently referencing wanting to leave the abusive relationship she was in. 

(story: Matt Pusatory, KHQ Local News Web Producer; video:; photos: Coeur d’Alene Police Department)

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