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Taylorsville police release details on suspected murder-suicide

Aug 18, 2022, 4:24 PM
Taylorsville City Police Department is investigating what they believe to be a murder-suicide. Furt...
Taylorsville City Police Department is investigating what they believe to be a murder-suicide. Further details have been released. (Kristin Murphy, Deseret News)
(Kristin Murphy, Deseret News)

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah — Taylorsville City Police are investigating, what they believe to be a murder-suicide that took place Wednesday morning. Further details on the victims have been released.

Police have confirmed the bodies of 34-year-old Amanda Mayne from Taylorsville and 26-year-old Taylor Martin of West Jordan were found during their investigation.

Mayne and Martin were previously in a relationship, police say, but have not been living with one another for over a year.

“There are currently no court orders of protection in place between either of the parties,” the press release stated.

Recap of the scene of the suspected murder-suicide

According to the press release, the incident happened in the area of 3587 W. and 4700 S. at approximately 5 a.m..

Police were dispatched on reports of multiple gunshots fired. Once arriving on the scene, officers discovered a deceased woman with multiple gunshot wounds. The press release identifies this woman as Mayne.

Following this, officers further searched the area discovering the body of  Martin. In addition to this, a loaded handgun was found next to him.

The press release says detectives are handling this case as a murder-suicide based on early indications. They do not believe there are additional suspects at this time.

Details are limited as this is an open investigation.

If you or anyone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide, contact the National Suicide Prevention Hotline (1-800-273-TALK) or the Huntsman Mental Health Institute (1-801-583-2500).

If you or someone you know are experiencing trouble linked to domestic violence, the following resources are available to you.

Utah Domestic Violence LINKLine
1-800-897-LINK (5465)

If LINKLine advocates are experiencing an increased call volume, calls will be forwarded to the National Domestic Violence Hotline.

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

StrongHearts Native Helpline
1-844-762-8483

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Taylorsville police release details on suspected murder-suicide