Police say that 62-year-old Valerie Lundeen (right), the wife of Tarzan actor Ron Elys, was stabbed to death by their own son Cameron Ely (left). She was found dead Tuesday night.
Valerie Lundeen was “Tarzan” star Ron Ely’s wife and a former beauty pageant queen. The 62-year-old woman was stabbed to death at their Santa Barbara, California, home on October 15, 2019. Her 81-year-old husband was inside the home, but was not injured, police say. Police say the suspect in the crime their 30-year-old son, Cameron Ely.
The suspect, who has not been identified, was later shot dead by Santa Barbara County sheriff’s deputies, the department said in a statement. Ely is best remembered as the lead actor on NBC’s “Tarzan” TV show that ran between 1966 and 1968. In addition, Ely also played the role of Doc Savage in “Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze.”