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 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
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