Who is Cameron Ely, Ron Ely's Son Who Murdered His Own Mother, Valerie Ely
Cameron Ely was the only son of popular actor Ron Ely and former beauty pageant titleholder, Valerie Lundeen. He was shot dead 15 October 2019 during shooting encounter with police after he stabbed his own mother to death on the same day. Ron Ely's wife Lundeen was found stabbed to death at their own home in Santa Barbara.
Who is Cameron Ely Parents?
Cameron Ely was born in 1989. He was born in the United States. He held American nationality. He was born to a father, Ron Ely, and a mother, Valerie Lundeen. His father is a popular as the character Tarzan from the 1996 popular NBC series Tarzan. His mother was a former beauty pageant titleholder, having won the Miss Florida USA in 1981. She also competed in 1981 Miss USA representing Florida. She professionally worked as a flight attendant and had previously won Miss Airlines International in 1980. He had 2 sisters, Kirsten, and Kaitland.
His father previously married his high school sweetheart, Cathy Ely before divorcing and marrying Valerie. Ron had retired from acting and writing in 2001 to focus more on the family. He later made a brief return to acting in 2014. The Western actor Fess Parker godfathered Ron's son Cameron.
Which College Did Cameron Fly Attend?
Cameron attended high school at the Philips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire. He later committed to play college football at Harvard University. Cameron was planning to transfer from Harvard to Texas A&M but remained at Harvard.
What Happened to Valerie Lundeen?
Ron Ely and Valerie Lundeen had been living in the home in Santa Barbara. On the night of 15 October 2019, around 8.15 pm, she was found stabbed to death at their home. Local sheriff's deputies had been called to their home for family disturbances. The police found Lundeen dead. Their 30-year old son Cameron was considered the main suspect of the crime. The police warned and requested the neighbors to stay at home until the situation was handled. Cameron was later found hiding in their parents' property. During the encounter between Cameron and the police officers, Cameron was shot to death around 9.40 pm on the same night. The Santa Barbara police later reported that no officers were harmed during the shooting encounter. They also reported that the Tarzan actor Ron Ely was also unharmed. He was still taken to hospital for precaution measures.
The family house of Tarzan actor Ron Ely is now a crime scene and the investigating authorities have already started their investigation to determine the reason and cause of Valerie's murder. Those officers involved in the shooting death of Cameron will be placed on leave as per the protocol until the investigation is carried out.