Authorities investigating possible murder-suicide at Lake Powell

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PAGE, Arizona, June 2, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — Two people were found shot to death near the Wahweap Swim Beach at Lake Powell, near the Utah-Arizona border.

The incident is being investigated as a possible homicide-suicide, according to a news release from Coconino County and Kane County sheriff’s offices and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

The news release said the National Park Service dispatch received a report at about 6 p.m. Friday of two deceased subjects near the beach parking area.

Deputies from the Coconino County and Kane County sheriff’s offices, and National Park Service rangers responded to the scene and located Page residents Matthew Franklin, 37, and Raelle Begay, 25, dead from apparent gunshot wounds.

There are no outstanding suspects or concerns for public safety at this time.

Due to the close proximity of the Utah/Arizona state line, this incident is being investigated through coordinated efforts of the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office, Kane County Sheriff’s Office, Coconino County Medical Examiner’s Office, Utah State Medical Examiner’s Office and the National Park Service.

Additional details will be provided as the investigation continues.


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