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Police: Cache County Woman Killed By Ex-Husband In Apparent Murder-Suicide

Jul 25, 2020, 9:43 AM
Emergency personnel response to a domestic violence situation in Providence, Utah. (Brian Champagne...
Emergency personnel response to a domestic violence situation in Providence, Utah. (Brian Champagne)
(Brian Champagne)

PROVIDENCE, Utah – A 38-year-old woman was shot and killed by her ex-husband, who was later found dead with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to Cache County Sheriff Chad Jensen.

Deputies with the Cache County Sheriff’s Office said a man called 911 and said he was talking to the victim on another line when he heard her scream “no” and possible gunshots.

At the scene, another witness told police they heard the gunshots and saw a vehicle leaving the apartments.

Officials with the Utah Highway Patrol and Logan Police Department responded and assisted in clearing and securing the complex.

“Investigators were able to identify different locations the suspect may have fled to, and with the assistance of a SWAT tactical team and crisis negotiators, they were able to pinpoint the home where our suspect was located,” Jensen said in a release. “SWAT, using a robot, was able to determine the suspect was in the home with a self-inflicted gunshot wound and was deceased.”

The victim and the suspect were not identified by police and Jensen said the investigation into the shooting is ongoing.

Personnel from Cache County Victim Services were on scene assisting the family and state investigators responded to process both crime scenes, according to Jensen.

Officials with a nonprofit organization that helps domestic abuse victims in northern Utah said they’re seeing some of their highest numbers ever for help during the pandemic.


Domestic Violence Resources

Call the Utah Domestic Violence Hotline (Utah Link line) at 1-800-897-LINK for help and resources statewide.

Individuals can also call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233.

Salt Lake City residents can reach out to the Salt Lake City Police Department’s 24-hour hotline directly, at 801-580-7969. All services are free, and callers can get information anonymously.

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Police: Cache County Woman Killed By Ex-Husband In Apparent Murder-Suicide