FRIDAY 8/19/22 9:30 a.m.

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah (ABC4) – A woman who was shot and killed in an alleged murder-suicide in Taylorsville this week has been confirmed as the cousin of Utah Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson.

The woman, 34-year-old Amanda Mayne, was identified by Taylorsville Police on Wednesday.

Henderson Tweeted about her cousin’s death saying:

“Our family is reeling from the devastating and senseless loss of my sweet cousin, cut down in the prime of life — a victim of the sort of violence that has become far too prevalent in our state. We are shocked and grieving. We will miss this precious soul and her golden smile.

Mayne was found fatally shot early Wednesday morning along with the body of 26-year-old Taylor Martin, near 3587 W. 4700.

The man’s body, Martin, was found about one block away from Mayne with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police also found a loaded handgun next to his body.

The case is now being investigated as a murder-suicide. Authorities say Mayne and Martin were previously involved in a relationship, but had not been living together for at least a year. There were no court orders of protection in place between the two people at the time.

Officers do not believe there are any outstanding suspects.

Authorities are working to determine the events leading up to the deadly incident. Officers are also examining how Martin obtained a gun despite being restricted from possessing a firearm.

“At this time, the lieutenant governor is not ready to share any more information and respectfully asks for privacy for her family,” reads a statement from Henderson’s office. “Lt. Gov. Henderson will talk about the tragedy of domestic violence in greater detail at the appropriate time for her family.”

If you – or someone you know – are fearing for your safety due to stalking or intimate partner violence, please contact the statewide domestic violence info line at 1-800-897-5465 for help, including counseling, shelter, transportation, and other services.

ORIGINAL STORY: Taylorsville Police release identities in alleged murder-suicide shooting

THURSDAY 8/19/22 1:41 p.m.

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah (ABC4) – Police have identified a man and a woman who were found dead after a murder-suicide shooting in Taylorsville on Wednesday.

Taylorsville City Police have identified the two people involved in the deadly shooting as Amanda Mayne, 34, from Taylorsville and Taylor Martin, 26, from West Jordan.

Both victims were found with gunshot wounds and were pronounced dead at the scene early Wednesday morning.

Police first responded to reports of gunshots being fired around 5 a.m. and discovered the body of a woman, Mayne, near 3587 W. 4700 South.

The man’s body, Martin, was found about one block away from Mayne with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police also found a loaded handgun next to his body.

The case is now being investigated as a murder-suicide. Authorities say Mayne and Martin were previously involved in a relationship but had not been living together for at least a year. There were no court orders of protection in place between the two people at the time.

Officers do not believe there are any outstanding suspects.

Authorities are working to determine the events leading up to the deadly incident. Officers are also examining how Martin obtained a gun despite being restricted from possessing a firearm.

No further details have been released as the case remains an ongoing investigation.