Since October 2013, Hope House has joined with other domestic violence programs around the state by implementing the Lantern Project. For our part in this statewide project, we added to the lamppost in front of Hope House a purple wreath. We will turn on the light for a week every time there is a death related to domestic violence in Wisconsin. We will post information online about the person(s) that was killed. If you drive by our building and see our lamppost on, please reflect on the deadly impact that domestic violence has on our communities.
William Swift - Age 48, Darien December 2nd, 2018
Police have identified three people from the village of Walworth among the victims of a suspected murder-suicide discovered here Sunday.
Police said the incident involved Steven and Rebecca Kohs, described as an estranged couple, who were involved in divorce proceedings earlier this year.
Steven Kohs, 34, was found dead of a possible self-inflicted gunshot wound. His wife, Rebecca Kohs, 39, was found shot, but she survived and is expected to make a full recovery.
Also killed was William Swift, 48, who was found shot to death inside an apartment at the scene.
Police have not released information about Swift’s relationship to the Kohses.
According to the Delavan Police Department, police were called just after midnight Sunday on a report of gunshots fired at an apartment at 127 N. Walworth St. in the village of Darien.
Police said Steven Kohs was found dead outside the apartment, while William Swift was found inside the apartment. Police did not specify where Rebecca Kohs was found injured.
Walworth County court records show that Rebecca Kohs filed for divorce from Steven Kohs in February, but that the case was dismissed a month later. Records show that the couple at the time lived in the 300 block of Fox Lane in Walworth.