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July 27, 2021

Police identify 2 found dead in Murray home

MURRAY — Police have identified two people who were found dead in a Murray home this week.

Carol Kay Durkes, 55, and Dallas Evans, 50, were found dead in the home on Tuesday evening, according to the Murray City Police Department in a Friday news release.

Police responded to the home at 6122 S. Eagle Nest Drive for a welfare check after the families of Durkes and Evans said they hadn’t heard from the two for several days.

Police arrived and found Durkes dead in the home, according to the news release. Officers also discovered Evans dead in the home from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to the release. Police haven’t said how Durkes died.

The investigation of the incident is still active and police did not release any other information Friday.

Suicide prevention resources

If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide, call the suicide prevention hotline at 1-800-273-TALK.

Crisis Hotlines

  • Utah County Crisis Line: 801-691-5433
  • Salt Lake County/UNI Crisis Line: 801-587-3000
  • Wasatch Mental Health Crisis Line: 801-373-7393
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Trevor Project Hotline for LGBTQ teens: 1-866-488-7386

Online resources

Warning signs of suicide

  • Talking about wanting to die
  • Looking for a way to kill oneself
  • Talking about feeling hopeless or having no purpose
  • Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain
  • Talking about being a burden to others
  • Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs
  • Acting anxious, agitated or recklessly
  • Sleeping too little or too much
  • Withdrawing or feeling isolated
  • Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge
  • Displaying extreme mood swings

The more of these signs a person shows, the greater the risk. Warning signs are associated with suicide but may not be what causes a suicide.

Information from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

What to do if you see warning signs of suicide

  • Do not leave the person alone
  • Remove any firearms, alcohol, drugs or sharp objects that could be used in a suicide attempt
  • Call the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Take the person to an emergency room or seek help from a medical or mental health professional

Information from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

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