Springville police and community reel from recent crimes

May 23, 2022, 10:38 AM | Updated: 10:39 am
Blue ribbons tied around trees in Springville....
Blue ribbons tied around trees in Springville to honor Lily Conroy. Photo credit: Karah Brackin/KSL TV.

SPRINGVILLE, Utah — Springville Police have had their hands full this week, investigating two deaths in just a few days.

It’s been a tough week for the police department, according to Chief Lance Haight.

“It is difficult for them so they rely on support from the community and their families,” said Haight.

Chief Haight told KSL TV that some of their officers have seen more homicides this week than they have in their whole careers.

Springville shooting

Police found a man shot dead on his front porch in town on Saturday.

25-year-old Hunter Lamoreaux, who matched the suspect’s description, later walked into the station saying he had information about the homicide.

Police arrested Lamoreaux on suspicion of murder and felony discharge of a firearm in connection with a homicide. 

Arrest records show Lamoreaux admitted that he was upset with the victim because of a custody dispute and pending divorce between the victim and his wife.

Lily Conroy

The shooting came days after what police are calling a possible murder-suicide that left one 19-year-old  man dead and his ex-girlfriend, 17-year-old Lily Conroy, in the hospital.

Conroy remains in the hospital on life support while her family looks to donate her organs. 

Springville Mayor Matt Packard said the community is just not used to crimes like this in their small city, “While you might hear those kinds of things in larger cities it’s just very uncharacteristic of Springville.”

Packard said their community is rallying together to support the impacted families.

“They bond together when there are situations like this. And it’s a great reflection of the kind of people we have in the community,” said Mayor Packard.

Mapleton City, located just minutes away from Springville, released a statement over social media expressing sympathy for the Conroy family.


Samantha Herrera contributed to this story.

Today’s Top Stories


Provo Police car pictured, they are investigating a crash on state street...
Samantha Herrera

Deadly day for Utah roads, two killed in separate crashes on State Street

A motorcyclist was killed in a Provo crash on State Street this morning while a motorist died in a crash in Pleasant Grove only hours later.
1 day ago
pedestrian ogden freeway fatal...
Simone Seikaly

Pedestrian killed on NB I-15 in Ogden, another in critical condition

The Utah Highway Patrol said two people were on the left shoulder of the freeway just prior to 24th Street when they were hit.
1 day ago
bodies found in West Jordan home...
Simone Seikaly

Father and son found dead inside West Jordan home

Police said the men were residents of the home, and that there is no current danger to the public.
1 day ago
(Getty Images)...
Mark Jones

Man in possession of fentanyl pills, heroin arrested at SLC airport

A Weber County man was charged in court after being arrested last week in possession of roughly 4,100 fentanyl pills and 378 dosages of heroin.
2 days ago
Salt Lake County DA Sim Gill...
Simone Seikaly

Salt Lake County DA will not file charges in officer-involved incident

Salt Lake County DA Sim Gill says an incident on March 17, 2022, doesn't fall into the category of an officer-involved critical incident.
2 days ago
FILE: The sun sets as a rainstorm blows over Delicate Arch in Arches National Park near Moab on Sat...
Devin Oldroyd

Body found in Arches National Park Saturday

rand County Sheriff's Office reports the body of a female was found in Arches National Park Saturday, Oct. 1.
3 days ago

Sponsored Articles

Young woman receiving laser treatment...
Form Derm Spa

How facial plastic surgery and skincare are joining forces

Facial plastic surgery is not only about looking good but about feeling good too. The medical team at Form Spa are trained to help you reach your aesthetic outcomes through surgery and through skincare and dermatology, too.
large group of friends tohether in a park having fun...
BYU MBA at the Marriott School of Business

What differentiates BYU’s MBA program from other MBA programs

Commitment to service is at the heart of BYU’s MBA program, which makes it stand out among other MBA programs across the country.
a worker with a drill in an orange helmet installs a door in the house...
Price's Guaranteed Doors

Home improvement tip: Increase the value of your home by weatherproofing doors

Make sure your home is comfortable before the winter! Seasonal maintenance keeps your home up to date. Read our tips on weatherproofing doors.
Curb Appeal...
Price's Guaranteed Doors

How to have the best of both worlds for your house | Home security and curb appeal

Protect your home and improve its curb appeal with the latest security solutions like beautiful garage doors and increased security systems.
A paper reading IRS, internal revenue service is pictured...
Jordan Wilcox

The best strategies for dealing with IRS tax harassment | You have options!

Learn how to deal with IRS tax harassment. This guide will teach you how to stop IRS phone calls and letters, and how to handle an IRS audit.
spend a day at Bear Lake...
Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

You’ll love spending the day at Bear Lake | How to spend a day at Bear Lake

Bear Lake is a place that needs to be experienced. Spend a day at Bear Lake.
Springville police and community reel from recent crimes