Enok city officials issued a statement saying that the bodies of the deceased were recovered when the police reached their homes to inquire about their well-being as part of a welfare check.
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Eight people, including five children of a family in Utah, USA, were found dead in their home on Wednesday. There were bullet marks on his body. revealing the reason behind these deaths Police Told that after a family dispute, the man shot his wife, mother and five children and then killed himself. Enoch City Administrator Rob Dotson said the family was known to many in southern Utah, and the news of their deaths shocked the entire city.
Enok city officials issued a statement saying that the bodies of the deceased were recovered when the police reached their homes to inquire about their well-being as part of a welfare check. The police said that it has not found any signs of danger to the common people.
Many people knew the deceased family
Welfare check is done when the police department receives a call with information about a person or group not being seen in public for a long time. Enoch City Administrator Rob Dotson said the family was known to many in southern Utah, and the news of their deaths shocked the entire city. Dotson said in a statement Wednesday night that many of us prayed with him at church, participated in community events and went to school with him. He said that the entire community is in deep sorrow and pain at this time. People are missing him. There are many questions in his mind.
Seven people killed in the house
US authorities said on Thursday that the victim, identified as 42-year-old Michael Haight, had evidence that the suspect killed seven other people in the house after killing himself. Among the dead were his wife, his mother and the couple’s five children – three girls and two boys between the ages of four and 17.
incident after break of marriage
Enoch Mayor Geoffrey Chesnutt said the shooting apparently occurred after a marital breakdown. He told reporters that according to the court documents it appears that (the divorce petition) was filed on December 21 and it was filed by the wife. Chestnut said Enoch was a small, close-knit community where people knew each other. The Heights were my neighbors. Their youngest children used to play in my yard with my sons.