Two Children Found Dead In West Point, 15-Year-Old Brother Taken In To Custody
(KUTV) Davis County Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating the deaths of two boys in West Point. Officials have identified their older brother as a suspect in the case.
Police say the two brothers were found dead, and the other missing, Wednesday night after their mother left her oldest son to watch his 4-year-old and 10-year-old siblings. The children’s mother had left to take her daughter to a dance recital just before 5:00 p.m.
When she returned home, police say she found her 4-year-old son dead and called police. It wasn’t until police arrived that they discovered the 10-year-old was also dead.
Police immediately circulated the 15-year-old boy's picture Wednesday night in attempts to locate him and question him.
Officials said in a press conference Thursday that the 15-year-old boy was located in Layton City late Wednesday night. He was said to be in good condition, but was taken to the hospital to be evaluated for injuries.
According to authorities, he was found with evidence that linked him to the scene where the two younger brothers were found. He did not have a weapon on him when he was located, but officials say there was blood on the suspect, and police have since recovered two knives they believe were used in the attack.
The boy has since been taken into custody and is being held at Farmington Bay Youth Detention Center. Because the boy is a juvenile, no other details have been given. Investigators are still investigating to the cause of death but say they are investigating it as a homicide. Davis County Sheriff's Office said the boys appeared to have penetrating knife wounds.
Police say they believe the boy acted alone.
The children's father is deployed stateside on active duty with the military but has been notified of the incident. The family has six children.
(KUTV) Utah is a good place to be in business according to the American Legislative Exchange Council.
The small-government, pro-business organization named Utah the top state for business outlook for the sixth year in a row.
Governor Gary Herbert accepted the award Thursday at the Little America Hotel. Herbert noted Utah keeps taxes low and doesn’t regulate business very much. He also said he believes business, not government, drives the economy.
Herbert said Utah is growing faster than the nation.
“That’s the beauty of a free-market, capitalist system,” said Herbert. “The pie can get bigger.”
Weather update for the morning of May 23, 2013: A chilly, gusty night gives us a cool, breezy start to what will end up being a pretty pleasant afternoon. Our morning low is in the mid forties. Temperatures dropped yesterday evening by about 15-degrees when a front moved through.
Forecast for Today & Tonight: We will stay breezy today and our highs are about 15-degrees cooler than yesterday`s high in Salt Lake of 87-degrees. We expect to be in the low seventies today. Eastern and southern Utah are going to be windy with gusts up to 50 mph expected at times. "Average" lows again tonight... in the forties.