Friends Remember Siblings Shot In Murder-suicide

By Salon Staff
January 7, 2012 6:27AM (UTC)
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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered at a ceremony to remember the Navy pilot and his sister who were killed along with two others in a New Year's Day murder-suicide.

The Bakersfield Californian reports ( ) that 25-year-old David Reis was remembered by friends, family and others Friday at a Bakersfield high school as an avid hiker and Navy pilot with a promising career.


His 24-year-old sister Karen Reis was said to be a great role model and volleyball coach who hoped to become an occupational therapist.

Authorities say the siblings were killed at a Coronado condominium when another pilot, John Robert Reeves, shot himself in the head, and took three other people with him.

Reeves and David Reis were both training as F/A-18 fighter pilots assigned to the Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 101 of the Third Marine Aircraft Wing at nearby Miramar Air Station.

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