Family of southern Utah father who killed 7 family members says they are devastated

Crime scene tape surrounds the home in Enoch, Utah, where eight members of the Haight family were found dead on Jan. 4, 2023 | Photo by Jeff Richards, St. George News / Cedar City News

ENOCH, Iron County — The family of Michael Haight says they are “absolutely devastated and completely heartbroken by the tragic loss” of Haight, his wife, his mother-in-law and the Haight’s five children.

“We express our most sincere and heartfelt condolences to the entire Earl family along with the many families, friends and neighbors whose lives have been impacted by these eight incredible human beings,” the family said.

Michael Haight, 42, is believed to have shot and killed his wife, Tausha Haight, 40; Haight’s mother-in-law, 78-year-old Gail Earl; and Haight’s children — three daughters ages 17, 12, and 7 and two sons, ages 7 and 4 — inside their Enoch home before taking his own life.

All eight bodies were found in their home Wednesday at 4923 N. Albert Drive after police were asked by concerned family and friends to conduct a welfare check. The killings came two weeks after Tausha Haight had filed for a divorce.

Read the full story here: KSL News.

Written by PAT REAVY


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