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Tarzan Actor's Son and Wife Killed In Horrific Circumstances

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 officers found 62-year-old Valerie Lundeen Ely dead with multiple stab wounds inside the house on Tuesday night.

Officers identified the suspect as the couple's son, 30-year-old Cameron Ely, who was found outside the house after a search.

Actor Ron Ely attends The Hollywood Show held at Westin LAX Hotel on April 20, 2013. Photo: Getty

The statement says after an unspecified threat, four officers fired on Cameron Ely and he was killed.

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

An earlier police statement 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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