A mom and her 9-year-old daughter had been discovered lifeless in a homicide suicide after a church member observed the Christmas current she left on their doorstep remained untouched, police stated.
Karina Clark, 41, fatally shot her daughter Madison Clark at their Magna, Utah, residence earlier than she turned the gun on herself, in accordance with Unified Police Lt. Brian Lohrke.
Whereas the precise timing of their deaths stays unclear, Lohrke stated the 2 could have died wherever from one to 3 weeks earlier than their our bodies had been discovered on Sunday.
A fellow member the Latter Day Saints requested a welfare verify after she observed her Christmas current was nonetheless outdoors the house on New Yr’s Eve, Lohrke stated.
Karena Marvell, a longtime pal of Karina Clark, remembered the mother-of-four as a “candy, candy particular person” who struggled with melancholy and just lately underwent surgical procedure, in accordance with Deseret Information.
The 41-year-old, who alluded to her struggles with psychological sickness on Fb, shared that she was being pressured to maneuver earlier than she was scheduled to endure a tummy tuck in late November.
Her eldest son Gibson Clark, 23, additionally instructed News4Utah she was unstable.
He instructed the native information station that his mom left behind a notice saying she couldn’t go on after her boyfriend left her.
As an alternative of letting Madison enter the foster care system, Karina Clark shot the 9-year-old twice within the head, and as soon as within the chest earlier than taking pictures herself in the identical mattress, Gibson Clark stated.
“They’ve simply been in there, rotting, with out anybody figuring out, for weeks now,” Gibson instructed Utah4News.
Karina Clark’s grownup daughter Bailey Miller additionally wrote on Fb, “Madison had simply been baptized within the LDS church and so they each had a lot going for them. My mother, regardless of what has been performed, was an excellent particular person. She struggled from psychological sickness for awhile however her coronary heart was at all times in an excellent place.”