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Utah police officer: Family murder-suicide kills 5

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A Utah police officer committed a murder-suicide on Thursday, authorities said. ABC News reports Jan. 17 that Joshua Boren, 34, shot and killed his wife, her mother, and his young son and daughter in Spanish Fork.

The family of five were discovered dead at home in around 11 p.m. on Thursday. Boren did not show up for his nightly shift as a patrol officer with the Lindon Police Department. Co-workers saw blood on the carpet and shell casings on the floor of their home when they went to investigate where the Utah police officer was. When they explored further, they found bodies in the bedrooms.

Boren's mother-in-law -- Marie King, 55 -- was found dead in a bedroom. Boren and everyone else were found dead in the next bedroom. They were identified as Kelly Boren, 32, Joshua "Jaden" Boren, 7, and Haley Boren, 5, according to the report.

Spanish Fork Lt. Matthew Johnson said that that Boren and his wife had recently had issues in their marriage, but he seemed in good spirits. Johsnon noted that there were "no warning signs" and that it was a "total shock" to everyone.

No suicide note was found from the Utah police officer before the family murder-suicide.

It seems that there are more and more tragic suicide-murder headlines like this and they almost always involve marital issues or custody battles. It is unthinkable that anyone could kill their family, especially young children. This Utah police officer has become yet another statistic.



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