Police identify SLC homicide victim as 15-year-old girl

SALT LAKE CITY - Salt Lake City Police are investigating the death of a teenage girl found at her home Monday afternoon as a homicide.

“We have been able to identify the victim in this case, it is a 15-year-old female that lived at this residence,” said Sergeant Brandon Shearer with Salt Lake City Police Department.

The victim’s name has not been released.  She was found at her home at 1628 West 500 North.  Police went to the home about 3:00 p.m. on Monday on a welfare check and found her dead.

“It appears that the homicide probably occurred earlier today,” said Sgt. Shearer.

Police have not identified a suspect but did say they do not believe there is any immediate danger to the public.  Sergeant Shearer said local school districts are being notified to prepare for students who may be struggling with the loss of a classmate.

“When it’s a young teenager, it’s difficult anytime, but especially hard when it’s a young teenager,” said Sgt. Shearer.

This is an ongoing story. Updates will be posted as they become available.