WASHINGTON COUNTY – The Washington County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of the homicide victim found in her home in Toquerville Wednesday. A juvenile taken into custody by sheriff’s deputies as a person of interest in the investigation has now been named as a suspect.
The victim has been identified as 58-year-old Geraldine Bommarito, according to a statement from the sheriff’s office.
Bommarito was found dead in her home shortly after midnight Wednesday by sheriff’s deputies who were originally investigating a nearby residential burglary. A tipster told the deputies that a possible suspect was seen in Washington City and provided a description of the person’s car and license plate. Bammorito was identified as the registered owner of the vehicle.
A teenage male was picked up by deputies Wednesday afternoon as a person of interest related to the homicide. According to the statement, the youth is now considered a suspect in the case. He apparently knew the victim, yet was not related to her.
A vehicle believed to belong to the victim was also found by detectives Wednesday afternoon. It was discovered in a remote area near Springdale and had been completely torched. Detectives as still in the process of making a complete ID of the vehicle by the VIN.
Detectives do not know if any other property was taken from the victim’s home, other than the vehicle. The investigation is ongoing.
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