PAYSON -- Thousands of people attended a groundbreaking ceremony for the LDS Church's future temple in Payson.
Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints presided over Saturday's festivities.
The Payson temple will be the15th temple operating or planned in Utah.
Church officials say the 96,000-square-foot temple will serve about 78,000 church members living in the area between Spanish Fork and Nephi. The temple will help ease pressure on the Provo temple, which is one of the faith's busiest in the world.
Temples are considered the most sacred of church buildings and are used for marriages, proxy baptisms and other ceremonies.
Saturday's crowd was estimated at between 2,000 and 6,000.
70-year-old's death ruled a homicide
TOOELE -- Police are searching for leads in the murder of a 70-year-old Tooele woman who was found dead inside her home by a friend.
Police said Evelynne Derricott did not answer the door when a friend knocked Friday, and the friend found her dead inside the home.
Police Lt. Paul Wimmer says the disappearance of Derricott's car and an autopsy by the state Medical Examiner's office led investigators to declare the death a homicide.
He says her car turned up Saturday night in Kearns and is part of the investigation.