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Man, woman found dead in West Valley City home

Police were investigating Sunday the deaths of a West Valley City couple. The couple's adult daughter, who lives in the home, awoke to a loud bang shortly before 5 a.m., checked on her parents and discovered their bodies.
Police were investigating Sunday the deaths of a West Valley City couple. The couple's adult daughter, who lives in the home, awoke to a loud bang shortly before 5 a.m., checked on her parents and discovered their bodies.
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WEST VALLEY CITY — A West Valley City couple found dead in their home by their adult daughter early Sunday morning has been identified as Samir Skender, 51, and Miraheta Skender, 49.

The daughter, who lives with her parents at 3171 S. Ivy Park Drive, was awakened by a loud bang shortly before 5 a.m. and checked on the pair. Both were deceased, according to West Valley Police Lt. Jeff Conger.

Conger said police confirmed the couple had died and obtained a search warrant to obtain more information about their deaths. Later in the day, police said the deaths were being investigated as a murder-suicide

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