Two found dead in St. George home

Police investigate the deaths of two people found dead in their home, St. George, Utah, July 29, 2013 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

ST. GEORGE – The police have released the names of two people found deceased in their home Monday morning.

Police responded to a call in the area of 2000 East and 200 South in St. George around 9:10 a.m. and discovered Paul Day, 60, and Mary Ann Day, 47, deceased in their home, St. George Police Sgt. Sam Despain said in a statement.

Police investigate the deaths of two people found dead in their home, St. George, Utah, July 29, 2013 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News
Police investigate the deaths of two people found dead in their home, St. George, Utah, July 29, 2013 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

Police also confirmed a firearm was used in the incident.

Neighbors said they were in shock over the news of the incident. They described the Days as great neighbors and “salt of the earth people.”

“It breaks my heart,” said Ron Buck, a next door neighbor who has known the family for 20 years. “They’re good people, good neighbors.”

Buck said he had no idea anything was wrong until he saw a number of police cars pull up in front of his neighbors’ home that morning. The last he had seen Paul Day was last week, he said, when the man was riding his motorcycle down the road.

Neighbor Tim Gee also said the Days were good neighbors. He said he would often see the Days taking walks through the neighborhood together. They were “nice and friendly,” he said.

Gee said Paul Day was always willing to help him on a project too. “Always helping,” he said “best neighbors you could ever have.”

As the investigation is ongoing details surrounding the incident have not yet been released. Despain said he didn’t anticipate any additional information being released Monday.

Udpated: 4 p.m., July 29, 2013

Email: mkessler@stgnews.com

Twitter: @MoriKessler

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Police investigate the deaths of two people found dead in their home, St. George, Utah, July 29, 2013 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News
Police investigate the deaths of two people found dead in their home, St. George, Utah, July 29, 2013 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

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12 Comments

  • Mary July 29, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    How sad 🙁

  • Wes July 29, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    Who is Despain ?

    • Mori Kessler Mori Kessler July 29, 2013 at 4:46 pm

      St. George Police Sgt. Sam Despain is the public information officer (PIO) for the St. George Police Department. He is the officer currently assigned to speak with the media concerning matters that involve the police.

      • Wes July 29, 2013 at 5:18 pm

        Thanks. It was strange that he wasn’t quoted or noted before the last sentence. I guess it is assumed anyone who reads this article is local and know what or who Despain is.
        Again, thank you for the clarification.
        Sad story.

        • Joyce Kuzmanic Joyce Kuzmanic July 29, 2013 at 5:24 pm

          Second paragraph is first reference for Sgt. Despain, Wes.

          • Wes July 29, 2013 at 6:38 pm

            That’s real strange. It didn’t show up before (used Ctrl+F Despain and it only showed up once, in the last sentence.)
            Anyway it doesn’t matter now.
            Thanks!

  • Ellyse Stock July 29, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    Is this Paul Day that worked in Special Ed with preschool and elementary kids for the school district? How sad!!!!

    • Jessica July 29, 2013 at 6:34 pm

      No, this is a different Paul Day. I am familiar with both families, although more so with the one in Special Education.

    • Deborah July 30, 2013 at 8:33 am

      OMG, i got so choked up at first, i thought it was the same paul day too! i am sorry for both families of the deceased though.. but my severely disabled child has been doing so well.. prayers for comfort for those left behind after an aweful mess like this.

  • Heavy heart July 30, 2013 at 10:14 am

    I waited on this man for several years at a local cafe. The staff is deeply saddened to hear about Paul and Maryann .. Prayers are with their families at this difficult time.

  • ladybugavenger July 30, 2013 at 11:20 am

    Many worked with Mary Ann, and it was with a heavy heart that her fellow employees were told of this tragedy. There was shock in the eyes of her co workers and friends. Such a sad day as stories were told of the last time her and her husband were seen and how everything looked fine. May we find out the truth of the tragedy. God Bless your family.

  • Tami Osantowski August 6, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    I knew Paul when he lived in Columbus, Ne. He was a customer of mine at Harley Davidson Sales.
    He was a great man. Always wanting to help. When he came back to Nebraska he stopped by and see me.
    Going to miss him.
    P.S. Mori Kessler if you get anymore info on what happened please email me. Thanks

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