A 15-year-old West Point, Utah, boy is in custody in connection with the murder of his two younger brothers.
His two younger brothers, ages 4 and 10, were found dead from what appears to be knife wounds Wednesday (May 22), according to a report from our sister station KSTU in Salt Lake City. Their deaths are being investigated as homicides.
The investigation started when police got a 911 call at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. The mother came home to find her 4-year-old son dead. Deputies responded to the home and found the 10-year-old boy dead, as well.
The 15-year-old was missing until about midnight, when he was located in a nearby town. He was taken to a local hospital to be evaluated. He’s now being held at a youth detention center.
Prosecutors have yet to file charges or decide whether to charge the youth as an adult, said Sgt. Susan Poulsen with Davis County Sheriff’s Office.
The boys’ mother was not home at the time. Their father was out of town on active duty with the military, according to the report.