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Poison Likely Killed Utah Family of Five, Police Say

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Image: Photos of the Strack family are displayed during a vigil for the family at Pioneer Park in Provo, Utah, on Oct. 2.
Photos of the Strack family are displayed during a vigil for the family at Pioneer Park in Provo, Utah, on Oct. 2.Grant Hindsley / The Daily Herald via AP file

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Police say poison likely killed five members of a Springville, Utah, family who were found last month in the same room with cups next to their bodies.

Investigators found empty bottles of methadone and 10 empty bottles of nighttime cold medicine. The three children's bodies were covered in bedding, and police said it appeared someone positioned them that way after they died. The bodies of the parents — Benjamin and Kristi Strack — were on the bed.

Police aren't saying who they believe killed the family or whether one of the parents might have been involved. The new information came in court documents obtained Wednesday. Springville police Lt. Dave Caron said he couldn't comment on the cause of death until results of a toxicology test came back.

Image: Photos of the Strack family are displayed during a vigil for the family at Pioneer Park in Provo, Utah, on Oct. 2.
Photos of the Strack family are displayed during a vigil for the family at Pioneer Park in Provo, Utah, on Oct. 2.Grant Hindsley / The Daily Herald via AP file

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