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 Mariah Joelean Jessop

Mariah Joelean Jessop

Birth
Tooele County, Utah, USA
Death 2 Aug 2007 (aged 3)
Tooele County, Utah, USA
Burial West Jordan, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 20771520 · View Source
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Daughter of Christopher and Mary Jane (Quinney) Jessop. She loved to wear pretty dresses and sparkly shoes. She loved cats and drawing pictures, as well as singing and dancing.

Her father, Christopher Jessop, was a computer operator in test support for Mellor Engineering Company, working on Dugway Proving Ground. He and his family resided on Dugway Proving Ground, and Chris was the son of Dellane and Diane Jessop of West Jordan, Utah. Recently separated from his wife, Mary, Chris and his two children, Mariah (age 3) and James (age 4) had dinner with his brother in Salt Lake City and was returning home to Dugway via State Route 196 (Skull Valley Road), a desolate road between Dugway Proving Ground and Interstate I-80. About 1:30 am, a trucker saw Jessop's SUV on fire at the Pony Express Gas Station, about nine miles from Dugway, and immediately called for help. Dugway Firemen responded, and the bodies of Christopher and his two children were found in the back seat of the SUV, with Chris holding onto his daughter. Police consider it a tragic murder-suicide.


  • Created by: Kit and Morgan Benson
  • Added: 3 Aug 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20771520
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mariah Joelean Jessop (15 Sep 2003–2 Aug 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20771520, citing West Jordan City Cemetery, West Jordan, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Kit and Morgan Benson (contributor 46483611) .