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Woman's 'suspicious' death following domestic violence call ruled as suicide

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Posted at 12:22 PM, Apr 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-21 18:43:42-04

UPDATE: Ashley Sorenson's death has been ruled a suicide, South Jordan Police announced Tuesday. The announcement also clarified details of the 6 a.m. domestic violence call, stating that the couple were arguing and Sorenson had a handgun, and officers then assisted the man out of the residence. No crime at that point had occurred, police say.

  • Utah Domestic Violence Hotline – 1-800-897-5465
  • Utah Community Crisis Response Team – 801-587-3000
  • National Suicide Prevention Line – 1-800-273-8255

Original story continues below:

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah — South Jordan Police are investigating a suspicious death that occurred Monday morning.

Just after 6 a.m., officers responded to a domestic violence situation between a boyfriend and girlfriend in the area of 10200 South on Jordan Creek Drive.

Sgt. Sam Winkler said when officers arrived, the man had left the scene and they were unable to make contact with the woman.

Later, around 9:40 a.m., a friend of the couple went to the residence to check on the woman and found her dead from a gunshot wound. It has not yet been determined how she sustained the gunshot.

Police later identified the woman as 36-year-old Ashley Sorenson. The man's name has not been released, but police say they are in contact with him.

The investigation is ongoing, and this story will be updated as more information becomes available.