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Crime » Landon S. Jorgensen killed his girlfriend and her 5-year-old daughter before turning the gun on himself, police say.


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The town of 613 residents is a mix of retirees and people who work 26 miles away, in St. George, said Bruce Jones, one of the residents.

It’s a community where the lots are big and hills and pinion and juniper trees create natural barriers between neighbors.

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Jones lives an eighth of a mile from where Jorgensen and the others died. Jones said he was home Thursday, but didn’t hear any gunfire or other sounds of trouble.

"We know a couple of people, but they’re down the road a bit," Jones said.

ncarlisle@sltrib.com




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