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Mother and daughter found dead after 'apparent murder-suicide' in Ogden, police said

By Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com | Updated - Mar 19th, 2019 @ 9:11pm | Posted - Mar 19th, 2019 @ 11:01am


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OGDEN — Two women were found dead in an Ogden home early Tuesday morning after "an apparent murder-suicide," police said.

Officers responded to a request for a welfare check at 1627 27th St. about 2 a.m. When they arrived at the home, officers found 31-year-old Bianca Villalobos and her mother, 63-year-old Maria Villalobos, shot to death inside the residence, according to an emailed statement from Ogden Police Lt. Brian Eynon.

Officials believe the deaths were the result of a murder-suicide, but the investigation is still ongoing. Police did not release details about who they believe may have shot the other.

Friends became concerned for Bianca Villalobos when she didn't show up for work, Eynon said. Neighbors then began to wonder why they hadn't seen her or her mother, which led police to complete a welfare check.

Police found no sign of forced entry or that anyone else was in the home.

"It's tough because we're still early on in the investigation trying to determine, you know, why something like this would happen?" Eynon said.

Officials said they have no records of being called to the Villalobos' home in the past and are continuing to investigate a motive.

Contributing: Mike Anderson, KSL TV

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