SALT LAKE CITY — Police are investigating a murder-suicide in Sugar House Monday after two people were found dead inside a home following a disturbance.
On Monday morning, police identified the victim as 27-year-old Sarah Hawley and the suspect as 30-year-old Travis Geddes.
While few details are available, it appears the incident occurred around 8:30 p.m. Sunday inside a home on Ramona Avenue in the vicinity of 1800 East.
“A roommate heard a disturbance in the home and left the home and contacted police,” Sgt. Brandon Shearer said. “When police arrived we found two deceased people inside the home. It appears as though at this point it is a murder-suicide, domestic related.”
Shearer said he isn’t aware of any previous police responses at the home. He said they are investigating the deaths to determine what happened.
“It’s just a very sad situation to have to deal with something like this, even though it’s apparent what occurred: we still handle it as we would any other homicide,” Shearer said. “We investigate it thoroughly just to make sure we do understand exactly what happened.”
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