SPRINGVILLE, Utah (AP) — Two parents and three of their children were found dead in a home near Provo, and authorities said early Sunday they were trying to determine the cause of the deaths.
The bodies were reported to officers in Springville about 8 p.m. MDT Saturday, police spokesman Lt. Dave Caron said. “Police secured the scene and checked to make sure it was safe to continue the investigation inside,” he said.
“There were no obvious signs of trauma or foul play,” Caron said in a telephone interview early Sunday. “We didn’t see that when we first got there and we still don’t.” The spokesman also said that police don’t believe that there is any danger to the community.
The residence was a duplex and the people in the other half of the building were unharmed. The bodies were found by an older son and his two grandparents. No names were released but police gave the ages of the parents as mid-30s; a 14-year-old boy, a 12-year-old girl and an 11 year-old boy.
Caron said that firefighters tested the air and did not find any carbon monoxide, but added that the gas could have ventilated before the test. “When police arrived doors were open,” apparently left that way by relatives who found the bodies, he said.
“The actual cause of death is probably going to be determined by the medical examiner” he said. Springville borders on Provo’s southern boundary.