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Pair found dead in American Fork home identified as married couple

Jan 5, 2024, 2:32 PM | Updated: 4:33 pm

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(Spenser Heaps/Deseret News)

(Spenser Heaps/Deseret News)

AMERICAN FORK, Utah — American Fork Police said the two people found dead in a home Wednesday night were a married couple, both 84 years old. Police said there were suspicious things surrounding the deaths but didn’t think any foul play came from outside the home.

AFPD identified 84-year-olds Sally and Duane Francom as the two people officers found in an American Fork home. The couple owned the home.

Officers went to the home Wednesday to do a welfare check on the couple. No one had seen them since November, police said.

The AFPD said in a press release that the way the bodies were was suspicious, partly because they were found in separate rooms.

Items in Sally Francom’s room also seemed to have been knocked over, police said.

Investigators didn’t find any weapons in the home. AFPD said the Medical Examiner’s Office didn’t find any traumatic injuries to either person but is still investigating.

Police still don’t know the exact cause of the Frandcoms’ deaths. But, the department said it believed “all circumstances surrounding the death of Sally and Duane Francom were isolated to the inside of the home at the time of their respective deaths.”

The AFPD doesn’t think anyone outside the home was involved in the deaths.

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