SPANISH FORK -- A 21-year-old Utah man killed himself and his 2-year-old son in an apparent murder-suicide, police said.
Officers were called to a Spanish Fork home around 9 p.m. Sunday and found the man and the child dead inside, said Lt. Matthew Johnson.
Police found toddler Chanse Drew dead in a bedroom with signs of blunt force trauma, Johnson said. His father, Bryson Drew, was found dead in the home's basement with a gunshot wound.
A suicide note was found in the home but did not offer any explanation, Johnson said. It only detailed a dividing of Drew's property.
Both bodies were taken to the Utah medical examiner's office to determine cause of death, Johnson said.
Bryson Drew was living with his grandparents, who owned the Spanish Fork home. His sister, who also lives in the home, discovered the bodies when she arrived home Sunday night.
Bryson Drew shared custody of his son with the boy's mother, Johnson said.
A family member suggested the tragedy started as an accident, possibly involving horseplay.
The two were inseparable, and the deaths can only be explained by an unusual event, said Delbert Drew, Bryson's father and Chanse's grandfather.
"We may never know exactly what happened in those final moments in the house down there," Delbert Drew told the Deseret News. "Something went terribly wrong in a matter of moments."