Michael Haight, a Utah man is suspected to shoot his family
and himself on Wednesday, December 4, 2023, at 4 p.m.
According to the police officials, “Investigators currently
believe there are no suspects outstanding. Evidence suggests that the suspect
took his own life after killing seven others in the home.”
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Who was Michael Haight?
Michael Haight was a 42-year-old Utah man who was found dead
at his home in Utah along with his family. Haight used to work as an Allstate insurance
salesman. His family included his 40-year-old wife, Tausha Haight, his 78-year-old
mother, Gail Earl, and Michael’s five children from the age of 4 to 17. The dead
bodies were discovered in Enoch City, Southwestern Utah.
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According to the city, Michael is the suspect behind the fatal
murders. Officials in a press conference mentioned that Michael’s wife Tausha
had filed a petition for divorce in late December which might be a factor behind
Enoch’s Mayor, Geoffrey Chestnut, in a conference said, “The
Haights were my neighbors. The youngest children played in my yard with my sons.”
He further added, “This is a tremendous blow to many, many families who
have spent many, many nights with these individuals who are now gone.”
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Michael’s children’s school, The Iron School District in a
letter said, “This loss is sure to raise many emotions, concerns, and questions
for our entire school district, especially our students.”
Rob Dotson, the City Manager said, “We don’t know why this
happened. No one will probably know what was going through the minds of these
individuals, however, we do know that they were our friends, they were our
neighbors, and that we loved them.”
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Enoch’s 7500 residents are shocked after this incident.
Michael Haight’s family friend revealed that although he was
an insurance agent based out of Cedar City, he had quit his job just a few days
before the killings took place.