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Breaking news update: Price Police release identities in murder/suicide

By C.J. MCMANUS
Sun Advocate reporter

A Price couple is dead following an apparent murder/suicide which took place early Sunday morning in southwest Price.

According to a Price City Police press release, public safety dispatch was called at 2:28 a.m. on Feb. 10 by a man who reported that he had shot his wife and intended to shoot himself. Price Police have now identified the couple as David Scott Donaldson, 37 and Shaniel Kaye Donaldson, 32 of Price.

Law enforcement officers including the Carbon County SWAT team converged on the couple's home at 600 West 300 South in Price, unaware of what was happening inside the residence. Officials worked to safely remove the couple's four minor children as officers attempted to contact the husband and wife, who remained in the home.

After moving the children to safety, Carbon County SWAT breached the Price residence and discovered the bodies of Scott and Shaniel. The apparent victims of a murder/suicide, the couple's bodies were discovered in the home's master bedroom.

Police reported that the Donaldson's four children were not harmed and are in the care of family members.

Check back for more details as the story develops.




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