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Murray Police identify two people found dead during welfare check Tuesday

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Posted at 10:22 AM, Mar 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-19 13:11:04-04

MURRAY, Utah — Murray Police discovered two bodies as they conducted a welfare check at a home Tuesday afternoon.

On Friday, police identified the deceased as 55-year-old Carol Kay Durkes and 50-year-old John Dallas Evans.

Police said Evans appears to have died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound and a firearm was recovered at the scene.

Police conducted the welfare check at the request of family members who hadn't heard from the deceased in several days.