A Utah police officer who killed his family before taking his personal life had drugged and raped his wife on videotape repeatedly, in keeping with an investigation into the January murder-suicide.
Spanish Fork police accomplished its 145-page investigation Monday into the deaths of 32-year-old Kelly Boren, 7-year-old Joshua “Jaden” Boren, 5-year-old Haley Boren, 55-year-old Marie King, and 34-year-old Joshua Boren, reported the Deseret News.
Police imagine Joshua Boren, a Linden police officer who beforehand labored as a Utah County sheriff’s deputy, used his department-issued handgun to kill his wife, kids, and mother-in-law Jan. 16 of their residence and then turned the gun on himself.
Investigators mentioned Boren was a well-respected legislation enforcement officer thought-about a “teddy bear” by those that knew him, however they mentioned the officer had a dark facet he had apparently battled since childhood.
“Josh was a very troubled individual that felt like he was about to lose his wife and children,” police mentioned of their report.
Investigators reported that Boren had been sexually abused as a toddler, had a deep hatred for his mom, and was hooked on medicine and pornography.
Boren and his wife had been each physique builders, however toxicology testing discovered no proof of steroids or different medicine.
“He had been abused physically, sexually and emotionally as a child, and was still upset with his mother for not protecting him from the abuse,” police mentioned of their report. “Josh had writings that indicated he struggled with inappropriate sexual activity as a minor and into his adulthood. They also indicate Josh has a history of drug abuse. The writings seem to corroborate the allegation that he had drugged and raped Kelly.”
Several associates of Boren and his wife, together with a therapist he noticed in an effort to avoid wasting his marriage, instructed investigators that Joshua Boren had drugged his wife with Ambien and videotaped himself raping her whereas she was unconscious.
Police mentioned the officer did this 4 or 5 instances over two years, though no video recordings from these assaults had been ever found.
The couple engaged in a heated argument by textual content messages the night time before the slayings and apparently agreed to finish their eight-year marriage.
“You (expletive) drugged and raped me,” Kelly Boren wrote, adopted by 4 extra texts repeating solely the phrase “raped,” the report mentioned. “I hate my life because (of) you. You killed a part of me.”
The texting argument continued the next morning, however they later got here to an settlement that Josh Boren would decide up their kids and drop them off later at her residence.
He googled the phrases “America’s most brutal serial killers” and “narcissism” shortly before his shift ended with the police division and then despatched his ultimate textual content message, to his mom: “I hope you are having a good day. Have a long and healthy life.”
Police mentioned he then went to his wife’s residence, the place he killed Kelly Boren, their two kids and positioned their our bodies side-by-side on a mattress, lay down, and took his personal life. His mother-in-law’s physique was present in one other room.
Linden Police Chief Cody Cullimore mentioned he had not learn the ultimate report, however he mentioned police recruits are given psychological well being screenings before they’re employed and bear background checks.
He was conscious of Boren’s heavy teenage drug use – which included methamphetamine, psychedelics, marijuana, and cocaine – however he mentioned every rent is evaluated on a case-by-case foundation.
After officers are employed, no common psychological well being checkups are made obtainable, though a fellow officer inspired Boren to bear a screening for a potential psychological sickness.