Couple with 6 Kids Found Dead in Home

A devastating event occurred in Utah when a couple was found dead in their home in an apparent murder-suicide. The victims were identified as 57-year-old Olin Johnson and his wife, 52-year-old Kerilyn Johnson. The couple was discovered on June 20 after a distressed family member who found the bodies contacted the authorities.

The American Fork Police Department, which is handling the investigation, initially suggested that the deaths were a result of a murder-suicide. However, the final determination will be made following further examination by the Utah Office of the Medical Examiner. The investigators believe that Olin Johnson shot his wife twice before taking his own life. Notably, there were no signs of a struggle at the scene.

The police department expressed their condolences to the family and friends of the Johnsons in a statement. The family has asked for privacy as they deal with their tragic loss.

In the wake of this heartbreaking incident, a close friend of the couple who had known them for over 30 years set up a GoFundMe page to support the Johnsons’ six children. The page’s description notes that the sudden deaths of Olin and Kerilyn have left many in shock, and the goal is to alleviate the financial strain of funeral costs and other unexpected expenses that the children may face in the future.

Kerilyn Johnson was a former student at Brigham Young University and was employed there at the time of her death, according to her Facebook page. The couple had been married since April 24, 1992. A community vigil was held on June 23 to show support for the children they left behind. Attendees expressed their hope that the family would feel the community’s love and support during this challenging time.

In light of this tragic event, it’s important to remember that resources are available for individuals experiencing domestic violence. The National Domestic Violence Hotline can be reached at 1-800-799-7233, or by visiting