The victims were found Wednesday when police did a welfare check at the residence in Enoch, Utah.
Police tape surrounds the crime scene in Enoch, Utah, where eight members of a family were found from gunshot wounds Wednesday. Credit: Ben B. Braun / The Deseret News via AP

ENOCH, Utah —Eight family members – including five children – found dead in a southern Utah home were killed by their father, authorities said Thursday.

Officials in the city of Enoch said Michael Haight, 42, took his own life after killing his wife, mother-in-law and the couple’s five children.

The children ranged in age from 4 to 17 and included three girls and two boys, authorities said. The other victims were Tausha Haight, 40, and her 78-year-old mother, Gail Earl.

Authorities have said they do not believe any other suspects are at large.

Enoch is a small town of about 8,000 people located 245 miles south of Salt Lake City and about equally distant from Las Vegas.

Story by Sam Metz.