Crime Utah police: Family of 4, dog found dead in murder-suicide

20:21  10 november  2017
20:21  10 november  2017 Source:   ap.org

Family of 4, And Dog, Found Dead in Murder-Suicide: Cops

  Family of 4, And Dog, Found Dead in Murder-Suicide: Cops They moved to Utah from Switzerland months ago.A family of four and their dog were found shot to death in Utah in what police believe was a murder-suicide.

MAPLETON, Utah – A family of four who had recently moved to Utah from Switzerland have been shot to death along with the family dog in an apparent murder - suicide , police said Friday. Officers then found the four bodies and a dead dog that also had been shot.

A Utah family of four and their dog were found dead Thursday and police believe it was a murder - suicide . They also found a deceased large dog with a gunshot wound. All four of the deceased were related.

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MAPLETON, Utah — Police in a northern Utah town are investigating after a family of four and a dog were found dead with gunshot wounds in what is believed to be a murder suicide.

Mapleton Police Chief John Jackson said in a statement Friday that officers the night before had found the bodies of a man, woman, teenage girl and young boy inside the family's home after receiving a call to check on them.

Jackson says one family member had failed to show up for work and neighbors reported the family's cars had not moved and lights had not been turned off for days.

Police have not yet released the identities of those involved or offered further details about what led to the killings.

Mapleton has a population of about 9,500 and sits about 10 miles (16.09 kilometers) south of Provo.

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