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Victims in Oakley murder-suicide identified

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Posted at 3:08 PM, Apr 14, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-14 17:12:40-04

OAKLEY, Utah — The Summit County Sheriff’s Office released the names of two people who were found dead Sunday afternoon in the garage of an Oakley home.

Toni Lyn Cavagnaro, 40, and Sean Thomas Kenealey, 45, died in what the SCSO said was a domestic murder-suicide involving a firearm.

The bodies of Cavagnar and Kenealey were discovered by a friend who went to the house to check on their welfare.

“The initial call was made by a family friend, who came over to the residence because he had been suspicious, hadn’t heard from the individuals for some time,” Edmunds said.

Authorities said the murder weapon was a large-caliber handgun, but they have not said who they believe to be the shooter.

“We don’t get a lot of these, thank Heaven,” he said. “In other parts of the county, we have had similar situations, but it’s been a long time. This is a safe community and we want to keep it that way, but it’s very disconcerting, to say the least.”

Residents nearby said the couple mostly kept to themselves, and had not even been living at the home for the last couple of months.

“Something that was just totally out of the range of normal for this community,” said Ron Lenfield, who has lived in the neighborhood for 11 years.

The friend of the couple who initially called the police returned to the crime scene Sunday evening to retrieve the couples’ dogs from the home.