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Police investigate two Sugarhouse deaths as murder-suicide

Sarah Hawley, 27, and Travis Geddes, 30, were found dead Sunday inside a Sugar House home Sunday, Jan. 27, 2018. Investigators believe Geddes killed Hawley and then killed himself, said Salt Lake Police Sgt. Brandon Shearer. (Photos from Facebook)

SALT LAKE CITY — Police are investigating what they’re calling a murder-suicide today after two people were found dead inside a home in Sugarhouse.

Salt Lake City Police responded to calls last night from neighbors in the Salt Lake City area of 1800 East Ramona Avenue.

“A neighbor heard yelling and thought it could be a home invasion, so that’s what officers responded on,” says Sgt. Brandon Shearer.

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This photo accompanies Hawley’s bio on the University of Utah School of Medicine website.

Salt Lake City Police say officers found the victim, 27-year-old Sarah Hawley, and suspect, 30-year-old Travis Geddes dead inside the home.

The University of Utah confirms the victim was a first-year medical resident.

Police are being tight-lipped about the details of the investigation, but Sgt. Shearer says they’re proceeding as normal.

“Even though we know who the suspect is at this time, they’ll handle it like they would any other homicide investigation,” Sgt. Shearer says.

Police have not been called to this address before. Geddes does not appear to have a criminal record.

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