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Murder-suicide suspected in deaths of four

MAPLETON — Police believe murder-suicide is behind the deaths of four people and a dog, found inside a Mapleton home overnight.

Officers responded to the home near 1500 North and S.R. 89 Thursday night after a neighbor reported the lights in the house had been off for days and yet none of the family vehicles had moved nor had the residents been seen. A local employer also told police one of the residents had failed to show up for work.

Eventually, officers removed a window to enter the home after getting no answer at the door.

Police have not released the names of the victims, but say they were a man, woman, teenage female and very young male, all dead from what appeared to be gunshot wounds. Police are working to notify next of kin and are continuing to investigate the deaths.

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