Today, the Mesa Police Department gave an update on a Dec. 27, 2017 homicide investigation after the suspect was released from the hospital and charged with one count of first-degree murder.
“The suspect has been identified as 60-year-old David Vipond,” said Detective Nik Rasheta, a spokesperson for the police department. “David called 911 that night and stated he stabbed his wife. She was identified as Elizabeth Vipond (61). In a post arrest interview, David said he and Elizabeth decided to end their lives due to financial burdens and he stabbed her and then himself.”