WEST JORDAN -- A West Jordan woman who shot and killed her 18-year-old daughter and then tried to kill herself is telling police the pair had a suicide pact.
Authorities say in a probable cause statement that 53-year-old May Ethyl Hansen of West Jordan shot and killed her daughter, Virginia Ray Hansen, in their home Wednesday morning. She then shot herself but the injury was not life-threatening.
Police say a neighbor called 911 after Mary Hansen came to the neighbor's house and said she shot her daughter. When police arrived, they found the injured mother and daughter's body in the home.
Mary Hansen is currently being held in Salt Lake County Jail on suspicion of murder. Formal charges have not been filed and it is unclear if she has an attorney.