Police: 84-year-old woman found dead in Taylorsville, daughter in custody

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TAYLORSVILLE Utah (ABC4 News) – Unified Police are investigating the “suspicious” death of an 84-year-old woman in Taylorsville.

Police say they received a call from the grandaughter of the victim about the death at about 8:30 a.m. Friday.

When police arrived, they found Carol Donlay dead in her bed with trauma to her body.

The 59-year-old daughter, Lori Lee Donlay of the victim is in police custody in connection to the death. Police say she suffers from mental illness.

The mother and daugther lived together at the time of her death.

Police say they are investigating the incident as a Domestic Violence Homicide. Lori Lee Donlay is in custody and may face Domestic Violence Homicide charges.

An autopsy is being performed to detemine the cause of death.

Lori Lee Donlay has been booked into the Salt Lake County Jail.

A Gofundme has been set up for the family to help with funeral expenses.

Anyone with information about the incident or who heard anything in the area is asked to call police.

Free and confidential help and support for victims and survivors of domestic and intimate partner violence is available 24/7: 1-800-897-LINK (5465) If you or someone else is in immediate danger, or in an emergency, call 9-1-1 immediately.
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