ORANGEVILLE, Utah (ABC4 Utah)- An Emery County man suspected of killing his wife last month was found dead Monday.
Emery County Sheriff’s Office says it received a welfare check call Monday at a residence in Orangeville where Richard Maxwell, 55, ad been staying since his release from the hospital. When authorities arrived, Maxwell was found dead with a suspected self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Maxwell was the only person of interest in the death of his wife, Kristi, last month.
Authorities had responded to welfare check on Sunday, July 17. When deputies arrived, Maxwell was pointing a gun to his body. Additional law enforcement arrived on scene and attempted to talk Maxwell out of the house without success.
Eventually they made forced entry and found Maxwell with a suspected self-inflicted gunshot wound to the torso. He was taken to a hospital for treatment.
During a search of the residence, the body of Richard’s wife, Kristi, was found. Investigators said it appeared the she had been dead for several hours.