Valerie Lundeen Wiki
Valerie Lundeen is the wife of Ron Ely. Ron Ely, 81, has been reported as safe by the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s department and she was killed at their Santa Barbara home on Tuesday and the murder suspect shot dead by police who were called to reports of a ‘family disturbance’.
The man suspected of murdering Valerie was killed by a deputy at the scene. Police are yet to confirm the connection between him and his victim. It is not known if Ely was home at the time of the shooting, but authorities reported a disabled elderly man at the property.
According to CNN, Lt. Erik Raney of the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office told police a relative was involved in the death. Raney said: ‘We wanted to make sure all the residents were safe while we searched the area.
‘We had initially called in the air support unit and neighboring law enforcement agencies to come help in the search and when we were able to locate the suspect on the property of the homicide, and after the confrontation, we lifted the shelter in place. We don’t believe there is any further threat to the public.’
Raney added: ‘We don’t know exactly how many shots were fired. We did have several deputies that were involved in the shooting. Fortunately, all of our deputies are OK.’
Ron Ely Career
He is an American actor and novelist born in Hereford, Texas, and raised in Amarillo and he is best known for having portrayed Tarzan in the 1966 NBC series Tarzan and for playing the lead role in the film Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze (1975).
Ely won the role of Tarzan in 1966 after playing supporting parts in films such as South Pacific (1958), as an airplane navigator, The Fiend Who Walked the West (1958) and The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker (1959).
In the 1990s, Ely’s roles included a retired Superman from an alternative reality in the 1991 two-part episode “The Road to Hell” of the Superboy syndicated television series, and a big game hunter named Gordon Shaw in the 1992 episode “Tarzan the Hunted” of the syndicated Tarzán TV series (starring Wolf Larson). Until about 2001, Ely made appearances on such television shows as Sheena and Renegade.
Valerie Lundeen Husband
Valerie Lundeen was married to Ron Ely and this couple share three children, Kirsten, Kaitland, and Cameron.