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Victim in Toquerville homicide identified, male juvenile a suspect

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Posted at 4:19 PM, Mar 20, 2014
and last updated 2014-03-20 18:19:34-04

TOQUERVILLE, Utah – Authorities have identified a woman who was found dead inside her home, and a juvenile person of interest in the homicide is now being considered a suspect.

The 58-year-old victim was found inside her Toquerville home Wednesday morning after police investigated a burglary.

According to a press release issued Thursday by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, the victim is Geraldine Bommarito.

The male juvenile named as a person of interest Wednesday is now being considered a suspect in the homicide, according to the same press release.

Officials also stated they had located a vehicle believed to have belonged to the victim in a rural area near Springdale. The vehicle had been totally consumed by flames, according to the release, and officials are still working to completely identify the vehicle.

FOX 13 News will have more information as it becomes available.

Click here for more details on the burglary investigation and arrest of the juvenile suspect.