WEST POINT — A 15-year-old boy is in custody at the Farmington Bay Youth Center, accused of killing his younger siblings on Wednesday at their home, 25 N. 1600 West, in West Point.
The 4-year-old brother was found by his mother at about 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday night after she returned home from running errands.
The 4-year-old and a 10-year-old boys were left in the care of the 15-year-old, according to Davis County Sheriff’s Sgt. Susan Poulsen.
When the mother returned, she found the younger boy dead of “penetrating knife wounds” Poulsen said, but believed the two other boys were missing together. She called 911 to report her sons missing. When officers arrived, they found the 10-year-old in the house, also stabbed to death.
Police began searching for the teen and found him just before midnight walking on a street in Layton. He was taken to a hospital for minor injuries, Poulsen said.
The boy is cooperating with authorities. Police don’t yet have a motive for the deaths, she said.
The deaths are now being treated as a homicide investigation. Police believe the teen acted alone. Because the teen is a juvenile, police are not releasing his name.
The teen was reported missing once a couple of years ago. He was found later that same day without incident.
The two bodies are now at the state Medical Examiner’s Office, where a determination will be made as to the cause of death.