The mother-in-law of Utah Jazz owner Greg Miller was stabbed to death Tuesday at the business she ran with her husband in Salt Lake City, Utah, KSL-TV reported.
Sherry Black, 64, was found by her husband Earl Black about 1:40 p.m. local time at B & W Billiards and Books in South Salt Lake.
"It was an obvious stabbing and she is deceased," South Salt Lake police Sgt. Gary Keller said.
"The husband discovered her. It's a residence with a business next door, and he walked into the business and discovered her body."
The business specializes in rare and historic books, but it was unknown if it was open at the time of the stabbing. Earl Black also made custom knives and billiard tables, which were sold from the store.
Greg Miller, CEO of the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies which owns the Utah Jazz, and his wife visited the scene of the crime late Tuesday.
"Today, our family suffered an unimaginable loss," Miller said in a statement.
"My mother-in-law, Sherry Black, was taken from us in a senseless act of violence. My wife, Heidi, and I ask that you please keep our father, Earl, as well as the entire Black family in your thoughts and prayers during this extremely difficult time.
"The South Salt Lake City Police Department is working diligently to determine what took place and will be the spokespersons for any further information regarding this case."