Couple dies in murder-suicide after husband’s suspicious Facebook post

AMERICAN FORK, UT – An apparent murder-suicide has left a community in shock as a Utah couple was found dead in their home on Thursday afternoon. Olin Johnson, 57, is suspected to have fatally shot his wife, 52-year-old Kerilyn Johnson, before turning the firearm on himself. The chilling incident occurred within their $1.34 million residence in American Fork, Utah. A family member who discovered the bodies alerted the local authorities.

While the investigators have yet to reveal a particular motive behind this act, neighbors of the Johnsons reportedly mentioned interacting with them in a social event just the night prior to the horrific incident. Recounting the evening, they claimed that Olin appeared quite normal and did not hint at any impending trouble.

In fact, the couple, who celebrated their 32nd wedding anniversary this past April, were remembered quite fondly by their community. However, a dark cloud looms over a social media post by Olin, which surfaced on June 18, where he spoke about being a “crappy person” and his love for motorcycles and skiing.

Furthermore, Olin’s LinkedIn profile lists him as the owner of Simtek Modular, a service company specializing in manufacturing modular panels for force-on-force training. Reportedly, the Johnsons were also fond travelers, and Kerilyn’s notable birthday was celebrated in Australia.

Kerilyn Johnson worked as an adjunct faculty member at the BYU School of Music, where she taught several courses over the past two years. Additionally, she lent her talent to global performances and built an esteemed career.

The family requests privacy at this challenging time while their grieving friends and acquaintances remember them as kind and generous individuals. A GoFundMe page has been set up to assist the six Johnson children with unexpected costs and funeral expenses they now face following their parents’ untimely demise