Police identify victim, suspect in murder-suicide in Taylorsville

Posted at 7:29 AM, Jun 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-22 20:10:07-04

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah - Unified Police say two women are dead after a shooting in Taylorsville Thursday morning, and the incident is believed to be a murder-suicide.

Police have identified the deceased victim as 47-year-old Richelle Horsley.

The suspect has been identified as 49-year-old Fransiska Dastrup.

According to officers, the women may have been in a relationship. According to court documents, Horsley filed in 3rd District Court for a protective order against Dastrup on June 15.  That petition was scheduled to be heard in court July 5.

Court documents also indicate another individual filed for a temporary civil stalking injunction against Dastrup June 19.

Authorities are investigating near 2500 W. Dutch Draw Drive, and police said they have been called to this home in the past.

Officials said the 911 call came in about 6:30 a.m.

Police found one woman dead inside a car and the other woman dead about 100 yards away.

Authorities are investigating the shooting as a murder-suicide.