UPDATE: Police identify couple from South Salt Lake murder-suicide

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MONDAY 05/24/21 4:12 p.m.

SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah (ABC4) – Officers have identified the individuals involved in Saturday’s murder-suicide out of South Salt Lake.

The South Salt Lake Police Department identifies the deceased victims as 34-year-old Lauren Hoover, a resident of Murray, and the suspect as 38-year-old Philip Gorst of South Salt Lake.

According to the South Salt Lake Police Department, the incident took place at a home in the 2000 block of South Eugene Lane and is being investigated as a murder-suicide.

“There are no documented cases of domestic violence between the couple. The length of their relationship is unknown,” the department shares.

Police say the motive behind the incident is unknown at this time

“The South Salt Lake Police Department grieves with the family and friends affected by this horrific crime,” they add.

ABC4 will update as the story develops.

Original story: South Salt Lake homicide: 2 found dead in home

SATURDAY 05/22/21 11:00 p.m.

SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah (ABC4) – Police are currently investigating the scene of a homicide out of South Salt Lake.

According to the South Salt Lake Police Department, on May 22, two adults were found deceased inside a home near 2889 South Eugene Lane around 11:00 p.m.

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Police tell ABC4 the discovery came as officers conducted a welfare check after a neighbor reported hearing gunshots. 

As officers arrived on scene, they eventually entered the home and found two adults deceased from apparent gunshot wounds.

According to the South Salt Lake Police Department, both victims were in their 30s.

Sgt. Oehler with SSLPD says the investigation is still in its early stages and ongoing. Names of the deceased are also being withheld pending next of kin notification.

ABC4 will update as the story develops.

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