Joshua Boren Family Caps Happy Disneyland Trip at Christmastime with Murder-Suicide

Categories: Crime-iny, Dishney

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Kelly Boren, daughter Haley and Minnie Mouse at Disneyland
Photos show a happy family enjoying Disneyland at Christmas. A 7-year-old boy and his 5-year-old sister smile, their faces painted. One shot has the little girl proudly showing off her princess costume. Mom and dad appear happy and healthy as well.

But all was not well with the father, 34-year-old Joshua Boren.

The police officer is believed a few weeks later to have fatally shot his wife, the children, his mother-in-law, and then himself.

Lindon Police Chief Cody Cullimore told reporters in Utah that was uncharacteristic of Boren, who was described as "a great officer" and "very likable." Asked later about an incident from when Boren was a Utah County sheriff's deputy, Cullimore answered he was unaware before hiring the deceased that he had been disciplined for shooting a stray dog while on duty.

There were apparently signs of marital discord between the Borens before the grisly discovery on Jan. 16 at their Spanish Fork, Utah, home. Officers had gone there to check on Boren because he didn't show up for his night shift with the Lindon Police Department.

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Joshua (called Jaden) and Haley Boren, R.I.P.
Besides the body of Boren, those of his 34-year-old wife, Kelly; their two children, Joshua (called Jaden), 7, and Haley, 5; and Kelly's 55-year-old mother, Marie King, were found.

Police say they were never called to the home during the four years the family lived in Spanish Fork, and court records do not indicate that Joshua Boren had a history of violent crimes or domestic abuse.

But two of Kelly Boren's friends reportedly told The Salt Lake Tribune that she had separated from Joshua even before the trip to Anaheim because she felt unsafe around him.

Earlier the same day the bodies were found, Kelly sent a text message to her friend RiRi Whiting explaining she'd decided to get a divorce and that she couldn't stand Joshua's rage anymore.

Whiting texted back, "Rage?"

Kelly replied she'd explain later that night at the gym.

She never made it.

Whenever I am at Disneyland or California Adventure, I always wonder how so many of these young families can even afford to be there, especially these days. Guess I have something else to wonder about now. You can escape real life at the resort, but you ultimately cannot escape real life.

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42 comments
DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

If violent homicidal pigs can't be trusted to not MURDER their OWN FAMILY, why should they be allowed to carry guns and badges in public ??


jimmart32
jimmart32

Had this been a non white family, there would be endless racist comments.

Rodrigo Mojica
Rodrigo Mojica

May their souls find each other n live in peace ever after, in full and total happiness.

Geof Dail
Geof Dail

Ugh. Sickening. Why couldn't that lousy excuse for a skin just kill himself & be done with it? This is why I would never let a daughter date a cop.

Eon RosVive
Eon RosVive

#ProtectAndServe.....#AmericasFinest

Jennifer Rumps
Jennifer Rumps

So heartbreaking, especially when innocent children are involved. :'-( My prayers go out to their family & friends.♥

lianapadilla67
lianapadilla67

Poor family, the father had a dark sick mind.  This is a sad story but not sure what Disneyland, and affording Disneyland has anything to do with this.  My kids and I have season passes, and use it as our outings and entertainment.

Stacy Lozano
Stacy Lozano

The children, how can anyone do that to their children? Very tragic.

Dan Koven
Dan Koven

last paragraph of that article = profound and so damn true

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

... are you braying to the same "god" that allowed them to be murdered by their own daddy?

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

... in the U$A, a child is 10x more likely to be killed by PARENTS or Family members than by strangers.


American Family Values!


DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

... in the U$A, a child is 10x more likely to be killed by PARENTS or Family members than by strangers.


Christian Family Values.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@FishWithoutBicycle


Oh Joy! ... my day is complete.


FishWithoutBicycle
FishWithoutBicycle

@DonkeyHotay  

Speaking of braying...don't be a jackass. As much as I agree with many of your sentiments about god and religion I think it's really lousy to pick on Jennifer for being faithful.

PowderBurns
PowderBurns

Because they spend most of their time with parents/family. Odds, Donkey, odds. We need Kony to lower their chances to be killed by their family.

LoveItOrLeaveIt2
LoveItOrLeaveIt2

@DonkeyHotay  I find it "interesting" that you use the word "righteously" rather than "rightly", the latter of which fits in context, and the former which makes its use very ironic considering your view.  ROFLMAO

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@FishWithoutBicycle 


So long as they keep their Superstitious Nonsense entirely to themselves, confined to the privacy of their own homes, where others don't have to see, hear or smell it.


When they bring that ignorant crap out IN PUBLIC, then they deserve the public obloquy, disdain and contempt such idiocy so righteously invites.





PowderBurns
PowderBurns

Statistically yes. If you think all stangers are homicidal then no.

FreeTheWeed
FreeTheWeed

So parents and family are often as homicidal and murderous as strangers, the difference being time spent with the child victims.

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