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SLCPD Provides Update on Murder-Suicide

SALT LAKE CITY — Today, the Salt Lake City Police Department is providing an update on a murder-suicide that happened over the weekend.

After an extensive investigation, the Salt Lake City Police Department has determined 49-year-old Parth Gandhi killed his 16-year-old son inside an office complex.

The suspect in the murder, Gandhi, died by suicide.

This investigation started at 11:14 a.m. on Saturday, May 13, 2023, when a community member called SLC911 and reported finding a body inside an office complex, located at 2936 South Highland Drive.

Salt Lake City Fire and Gold Cross arrived on scene and found two people dead.

Salt Lake City police officers arrived on scene, secured the building, and checked for any additional victims.

As part of this investigation, officers conducted a welfare check at Gandhi’s residence near Sunnyside Park.

No further information is being released to respect the family and their privacy.

The Salt Lake City Police Department’s School Resource Officers have worked closely with the Salt Lake School District throughout this investigation to help ensure students, staff, and members of the school community received resources.

The Salt Lake City Police Department recognizes mental health issues can impact anyone at any time, and we are committed to providing resources and assistance to those in need. Further, the Salt Lake City Police Department works closely with local mental health professionals and community organizations to connect individuals with the resources they need. Our goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment for all community members, and to ensure people who are living with mental health challenges receive the care and support they need.

If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide, please know help is available. We urge you to reach out to a mental health professional, a trusted friend or family member, or to call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 9-8-8.

No further information on this case is being released.