Community gathers to honor University of Utah doctor killed in murder-suicide

Local News

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) – It was a somber evening at the University of Utah Monday as friends, co-workers, and family gathered to remember Dr. Sarah Hawley.

Dr. Hawley was killed in a murder-suicide. She and her boyfriend were found dead in their home on January 27. Hawley was a first-year resident in the University of Utah Family Medicine Program.

Those who knew here best gathered at the university to hold a candlelight vigil in her honor.

“I mean just shocked. Crushed. She certainly, you know she certainly was a wonderful physician but more than that she was just an amazing human being so hearing the news was pretty devastating and out of the blue for everybody, so it was a sad time for everybody so we’re all trying to grieve and get over that,” said Dr. Brian Vukelic, University of Utah Assistant Professor.

Hawley worked to bring aid to women and children in under-served communities.

If you or someone you know is in a dangerous, domestic situation there is free and confidential help. Support for victims and survivors of domestic and intimate partner violence is available 24/7: 1-800-897-LINK (5465) or at udvc.org.
If you or someone else is in immediate danger, or in an emergency, please call 9-1-1 immediately.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest News Videos

Barbershop helps veterans

Thumbnail for the video titled "Barbershop helps veterans"

Viral Target ad features child from West Springfield

Thumbnail for the video titled "Viral Target ad features child from West Springfield"

Viral Target ad features child from West Springfield

Thumbnail for the video titled "Viral Target ad features child from West Springfield"

Cell phones are spreading the flu virus

Thumbnail for the video titled "Cell phones are spreading the flu virus"

Important dates for Utahns in the 2020 presidential election

Thumbnail for the video titled "Important dates for Utahns in the 2020 presidential election"

Couple from Japan later diagnosed with coronavirus took Delta Airlines flight

Thumbnail for the video titled "Couple from Japan later diagnosed with coronavirus took Delta Airlines flight"
More Video News

Don't Miss