Police investigating after two people found dead in American Fork home
Jan 4, 2024, 1:40 PM | Updated: 1:41 pm
(American Fork Police Department)
AMERICAN FORK, Utah — Police in American Fork are investigating after officers found two bodies inside a home Wednesday night. American Fork police called the circumstances around the two deaths suspicious.
American Fork Police Chief Cameron Paul said officers went to the home following a request for a welfare check on an elderly couple.
Paul said the couple was last seen in mid-November.
When officers went into the home, they found two decomposing bodies.
The police chief said the decomposition of the bodies is complicating the investigation because investigators weren’t able to tell if these were the two people they were looking for.
“That’s why we’re leaning really heavily on the medical examiner to be able to provide more information as to what happened to these two individuals,” Paul said.
The police chief said they are investigating suspicious circumstances surrounding the couple’s death. But he didn’t give any more details.
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