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Sandy man kills wife, then himself, police say

Jun 12, 2024, 8:14 PM | Updated: 8:35 pm

FILE- Police found a Sandy couple dead in their home....

FILE- Police found a Sandy couple dead in their home. (Sandy Police Department)

(Sandy Police Department)

SANDY, Utah — A married couple was found dead with gunshot wounds on June 8 following an argument.

Police identified the Sandy couple as 57-year-old Stanley Siwale and 47-year-old Rebecca Siwale.

According to Lt. Dean Carriger with Sandy Police Department, officers responded to a home on Candle Spruce Cove in Sandy.

Carriger said that based on the information they’d been provided,  officers entered the home and found two people, a man and a woman, dead.

The couple argued that afternoon and three children who live at the residence were told to leave the house. Shortly after the kids left the house, multiple gunshots were heard.

Carriger said that based on the initial investigation, the suspect Stanley Siwale fatally shot his wife, Rebecca Siwale, and then himself.

There were “no prior domestic disturbance calls at this address and no other history with these two individuals to give police any indication that there were problems in the relationship,” police said.

Carriger wanted to express the importance of seeking help when needed and gave the following tips:

  • Report it to the police. There are resources out there: the police have a victim advocate system in place to help.
  • If people outside of a relationship become aware of any problems within a household or relationship, they can also reach out to help prevent incidents

A *GoFundMe was created to help facilitate funeral arrangements for the couple, and to aid their children.

Read the full story at KSLTV.com. 

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Sandy man kills wife, then himself, police say