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Police locate missing Davis County teen after 2 brothers found dead
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Davis County sheriff's officers late Wednesday found a 15-year-old West Point boy who went missing after the suspicious deaths of two of his younger brothers.

The boy was put in charge of the 10-year-old and 4-year-old boys when their mother took her other children to a dance recital, said Sgt. Susan Poulsen. Their mother was the last one to see the younger boys alive when she left her home near 25 N. 1600 West at 4:45 p.m.

When she got home a while later, she found the younger boys deceased and the older boy missing, and called 911. Poulsen declined to identify the boys or comment on how they died.

Investigators are considering the 15-year-old a person of interest in the case. His bike was also missing, so it was possible he may have rode off on it, Poulsen said.

Police disseminated the 15-year-old's name, photo and description through the media. Sometime before midnight, officers found him and took him to the hospital for evaluation, according to Davis County sheriff's Twitter account.

Poulsen did not know if it was the family's routine to put the 15-year-old in charge or how many other children are in the family.

Editor's note: A previous version of this story identified the Davis County sheriff's officers late Wednesday found a 15-year-old West Point boy who went missing after the suspicious deaths of two of his younger brothers.

The boy was put in charge of the 10-year-old and 4-year-old boys when their mother took her other children to a dance recital, said Sgt. Susan Poulsen. Their mother was the last one to see the younger boys alive when she left her home near 25 N. 1600 West at 4:45 p.m.

When she got home a while later, she found the younger boys deceased and the older boy missing, and called 911. Poulsen declined to identify the boys or comment on how they died.

Investigators are considering the 15-year-old a person of interest in the case. His bike was also missing, so it was possible he may have rode off on it, Poulsen said.

Police disseminated the 15-year-old's name, photo and description through the media. Sometime before midnight, officers found him and took him to the hospital for evaluation, according to Davis County sheriff's Twitter account.

Editor's note: The Salt Lake Tribune initially reported the name of 15-year-old when he was the subject of a short-lived missing person's alert. However, following his arrest in connection with the two deaths, and consistent with the newspaper's policy of not naming juvenile criminal suspects, his name is now being withheld.

West Point • Investigators consider 15-year-old a person of interest in deaths of boys, 4 and 10.
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