New information in Daybreak shooting could come as early as Friday

Posted at 10:28 PM, Nov 18, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-19 00:28:08-05

SOUTH JORDAN -- It's been three days since two boys were found dead in a Daybreak home, and still little information about what happened inside that house that day has been released.

Police have confirmed that three guns were found. As the investigation continues, so does curiosity and speculation over what exactly happened that left the two boys dead.

Officials say that they do not have any new details to release.

For an agency admittedly not experienced in these types of traumatic cases, the South Jordan Police Department is keeping details of 12-year-old Taylor Wheeler and 15-year-old Dayton Gessell's deaths very close to the vest.

Authorities say they continue to review factual information and evidence as they coordinate with the District Attorney's office in this case.

There are still lots of unanswered questions as family, friends, and the community show their support to the families of the two boys killed. But the shroud of mystery behind this case is making it difficult for some as they grieve, said school psychologist Karen Peer.

"The tough thing about coming in today is not knowing who knows what and getting all the information together," Peer said.

Until more information is released, Dr. Douglas Goldsmith with The Children's Center said it's important for parents, who may have children impacted by this incident, to ask how they are feeling.

"It is important to say, 'Did you know the child at school? Did you ever see him, what are you thinking about, what is this feeling like for you?’ And they really need to open up discussion about it so that we don`t just have children creating ideas in their heads or being upset and not having an outlet," Goldsmith said.

Goldsmith said cases of children bringing weapons to school and school shootings has dramatically increased the past 30 years, and children now are exposed but don't know what to do.

"Parents should be saying kids should never ever under any circumstances pick up a gun and if you're any place where a child does pick up a gun you need to get out of the room as fast as you can," Goldsmith said.

South Jordan police told FOX 13 they will not be releasing any new information in this case until Friday at the earliest, and possibly as late as early next week.