JUAB COUNTY, Utah — Two Utah men have been arrested in connection to the suspected murder of a 50-yr-historic man whose body was “discarded” within the wilderness, authorities mentioned Friday.
Residents in Juab County stated to police that a man had been shot and his body dumped someplace in the West wilderness, noted Juab County Sheriff Douglas Anderson, in line with the Deseret information.
Investigations through multiple organizations led to the discovery of the physique of Michael Caussey along the comb Wellman toll road. consequently, two guys were arrested.
Troy Pexton, 56, and Scott Blackett, forty one, had been taken into custody, in accordance with legislations enforcement authorities. each men are from Nephi.
Blackett reportedly was taken into custody after being treated and discharged from a health facility for injuries that were now not lifestyles-threatening.
in accordance with arrest files, the sufferer, in addition to Pexton and Blackett were in a truck collectively when a fight broke out between Blackett and the victim, FOX13 Salt Lake metropolis suggested.
The sufferer became time and again punching Blackett in the face, when Pexton intervened within the combat and shot the victim. a third party counseled Pexton that he may still dispose of the body, in accordance with arrest files.
Blackett informed police and that he became sitting within the again of the truck when the sufferer climbed over the entrance passenger seat to beat him. Blackett said he suffered a concussion and misplaced recognition, in response to the probable trigger observation.
Police talked about alcohol become latest in the vehicle and all three of the guys have been ingesting.
When officers investigated the car, they found blood and a circular caught within the roof of the rear passenger seat.
Pexton turned into charged with suspicion of murder, obstructing justice and abuse or desecration of a body. Blackett became charged with abuse or desecration of a body, FOX13 pronounced.