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Mapleton family of four found shot to death inside home in possible murder-suicide

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Ashton Edwards

Mapleton, Utah -- Police are investigating a possible murder-suicide after finding a family of four and their dog shot to death in a Mapleton home.

Police went to the home near 1502 N. Highway 89 at about 9:30 p.m. Thursday to do a welfare check and found the man, woman, teenage girl, young boy and the dog dead inside.

A coworker of the male victim, who wants to remain anonymous, said the family moved to Utah from Switzerland in July.

Doug Allen, who lives next door to the home, told Fox 13 the man had worked for Nestle overseas for more than 10 years and recently had an opportunity to transfer to the Nestle Stouffer's location in Springville.

The man was from the US and his wife was from Switzerland, Allen said.

According to the coworker, the teenage girl was the man's stepdaughter and the young boy was the couple's son.

Neighbors said the family was quiet and kept to themselves.

"It was quite a shock to me when I got up this morning, gosh, when I'd seen all the lights on over there and 15 or 20 cars, I thought, boy, this don`t look good," Allen said. "Gosh, it seemed like everyone was getting along really good. I never seen any problems at all, just real quiet."

Allen said he recently spoke to the man and didn't sense he was depressed or that anything was out of the ordinary.

Authorities are working to notify the family's next of kin and will then release the names of those involved.

Police are waiting on the medical examiner's examination before ruling it a murder-suicide but said they do not believe the community is in danger.

Officers said they are not searching for suspects at this time.


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