Cold Cases/Missing Persons

Steven Willard Anderson - Missing since June 3, 2004

47 YOA -- Missing since 6/3/04
W/M 5’11/235 bro/blu
Left to paint family cabin in Flaming Gorge. Dad checked at cabin and he had never arrived. Vehicle was a lease and neither vehicle or Steven were located.

Case #04-60317
Case Status:Open

Terry L. Bakker - Date of Death: April 14, 1986

Terry, age 25, woke to noises at the front door of his home at 2049 E. Atkin Ave. at about 7:30am on April 14, 1986. Terry went to the door and got it partly opened when the suspect forced it all the way open. The suspect then ran across the front lawn and Terry pursued him. According to others in the house when Terry came back he’d been shot. Terry collapsed near his front porch. He was transported to the hospital and later succumbed to his injuries.

Witnesses describe the suspect as a white male with short curly dark brown or black hair. He was described as being in his early 20’s, approximately 5’10,” and weighing about 160 lbs. He was possibly wearing a red stocking cap. After fleeing the scene the suspect was observed being picked up by someone in a light blue compact car.

Case #86-29854
Case Status:Open

Nikole Bakoles - Date of Incident: October 8, 2000

This case was originally an unidentified found remains case. Several human bones were found along I-80 by duck hunters on October 8, 2000. The remains were located in a field off the I-80 frontage road about 1.5 miles east of Saltair, a local concert hall. Extensive efforts were made to determine the identity of the remains including isotope analysis, and comparison with DNA and dental records to numerous missing persons across the US. The remains came to be known affectionately as “Saltair Sally.”

In August of 2012 the remains were identified, through DNA comparisons to a family member, as belonging to Nikole Bakoles. Nikole, age 20, was the mother to a young daughter at the time of her disappearance and death. She was from the Washington area, where her family still resides. Her family had little contact with her after she moved to Salt Lake City in 1998 with her boyfriend, Joel Chaudeoin.The contact stopped all together in 2000. They reported her missing in 2003. Nikole was last seen March 15, 2000. Mr. Chaudoin stated they had an argument and that he left. He claims that was the last time he ever saw her. Acquaintances of Nikole and Joel are encouraged to contact UPD detectives to aid in the investigation into Nikole’s death.

Case #2000-126959
Case Status:Open

Trisha Baristains - Date of Death: November 18, 1998

Trisha was 19 years-old at the time of her death. In the early morning hours of November 18, 1998 deer hunters found her body just off the road in a pull-out about ¾ of a mile from Wasatch Boulevard in Big Cottonwood Canyon. She had been shot multiple times and was left by the side of the road. The investigation yielded sufficient evidence to identify the suspect and issue a warrant for the arrest of Arturo Munguia aka: Jessi Vega and other alias names. Before an arrest could be made Vega fled the area and has yet to be arrested for Trisha’s murder.

Case #98-167570
Case Status:Open

Patricia Barrett - Date of Incident: October 25, 1978

This case was originally the found remains of an unidentified person. The body of a nude female was found wrapped in carpeting in an area of the old Salt Lake Beach, near I-80. The time of death was estimated to be approximately one month prior to her body being located. Her body was located by a motorist on October 25, 1978.

The cause of death was unable to be determined but may have been strangulation. The circumstances led to the case being classified as a homicide. The body remained unidentified until June of 2012 when DNA testing confirmed her identity as that of Patricia Barrett. Patricia was 45 years-old at the time of her disappearance. It is believed she had only been in the Salt Lake area a couple of months prior to vanishing. She was originally from the Texas area and had family there. Patricia had been travelling in the year-and-a-half prior to her death and it’s possible she was in the south-east portion of the U.S., including Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. Contact with Patricia indicated she may have been homeless prior to her disappearance. She suffered mental illness and had been diagnosed with schizophrenia. The last known contact with Patricia was with her children on August 31, 1978. They continued to look for her for the years leading up to her identification.

Case #1978-76134
Case Status:Open

Michael Bown - Date of Death: September 2, 1971

Michael, age 24, was delivering bread to Natters’ Market at 3065 S. 700 E. in Salt Lake City, UT at approximately 2:00 pm on the afternoon of September 2, 1971. An armed male suspect entered the store and proceeded to commit a robbery. Both Michael and a female clerk were shot. Michael died at the scene and the clerk died later as a result of her injuries. The suspect attempted to shoot another deliveryman but the gun did not discharge.

Case #71-40634
Case Status:Open

Valaine Briggs - Date of Death: May 5 - 7, 1977

Valaine, age 18, was a student at the LDS Business College at the time of her disappearance and murder. She was last seen leaving the building her class was in at 11:20am on May 5, 1977. She had plans to meet her roommate at their apartment at noon to go shopping. Valaine never arrived to that appointment. Relatives and friends described her as being very punctual. Her nude body along with some of her school books was discovered on May 7, 1977 approximately ¼ mile up Lambs Canyon. She had been assaulted. The cause of death is determined to be strangulation.

Case #77-27723
Case Status:Open

Bobbi Ann Campbell - Missing Person

Bobbi Ann, age 24 at the time of her disappearance, was last seen on January 7, 1995 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She left her 5 year old daughter in the care of a friend while she went to run errands. There has been no contact with friends or family since that time. Bobbi Ann was also scheduled for a court appearance in Lehi, Utah on January 9, 1995 that she possibly showed up for.

Her car was found in the area of 300 South 1100 West several months later. At the time of her disappearance Bobbi had blonde hair and blue/green eyes. She was approximately 5’1” and weighed 105 lbs. Bobbi has a 2” scar on her right shoulder and tattoos: a rose on her right calf, a mushroom and a sunbeam on her shoulder blade. Dental records and DNA are available in this case.

Case #95-2784
Case Status:Open

Buddy C. Conti - Date of Death: August 27, 1981

Buddy, age 45, was the Pharmacist and owner of the Kearns Pharmacy located at 4188 West 5415 South at the time of his death. At approximately 9:00pm on the evening of August 27, 1981, Buddy and a Sales Clerk were in the process of preparing to close the store for the night when a masked gunman entered the store. The suspect forced the clerk to the ground and demanded narcotics and cash, firing a shot in the process. The demands were met and the suspect then forced Buddy and the clerk outside at gunpoint. The suspect told them both to run. They ran toward a field when the suspect opened fire, hitting Buddy. He died as a result of the wound. The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, approximately 6’2” with straight black hair streaked with gray, almost collar length.

Case #81-63971
Case Status: Closed,Solved

Franco-Alfaro Cruz - Missing since June 11, 2003

27 YOA – Missing since 6/11/03
H/M 5’2/126# blk/bro
Reported to be extremely depressed, not eating, not communicating. Left for work and never returned and has not contacted anyone.

Case #03B011749
Case Status:Open

Robert “Moose” Daly - Date of Death: May 25, 1969

Robert, a.k.a. “Moose”, age 47, was having drinks with an acquaintance at the Granite Club on the night of May 24, 1969. The Granite Club was located at 3820 S. Highland Drive. Robert was there until approximately midnight at which time he left alone. Robert’s body was found early the next morning in the parking lot next to where his truck was parked. He had been shot and succumbed to the injuries.

Case #69-19533
Case Status: Open

Corry Ehlers - Missing Since May 21, 2012

Corry was last seen on May 21, 2012 near Alta Ski Resort in Little Cottonwood Canyon. He had lived in that area for several years and knew the terrain well. He told friends he was going for a hike in the area of Hell Gate at about 2:30pm. Corry’s cell phone, keys and medications were located in his vehicle which was found in front of his apartment complex.

Case #
Case Status: Located, Closed.

Kimberly Evans - Date of Death: January 15, 1994

Kimberly, age 28, was a mother and wife living in Sandy at the time of her death. She left her house at approximately 11:00am on the morning of January 15, 1994 telling her husband she was going to help a friend move. She was seen in the early afternoon hours at a Holiday Oil in West Jordan at 1317 W. 7800 S. Her body was discovered by the gates of Butterfield Canyon at approximately 8300 W. 13200 S. at around 6:00pm that evening. She was in the driver’s seat of her 1994 Dark green over gray Jeep Cherokee. She had been shot multiple times.

Case #94-6110
Case Status: Open

Ann Fox - Missing Since May 19, 1990

YOA – missing since 5/19/90 W/F 5’2/175# bro/unk -- two front teeth missing. Ann had been a victim of domestic violence. She told her roommate her ex-husband was trying to find her and take her to Vegas. She left for work and never arrived and hasn’t been heard from since.

Case #90-51398
Case Status: Closed / Solved

Juan Pedro Flores - Date of Death: August 29, 2004

Juan, (a.k.a.: Jesus Holguin and Jesus Jaime Cazares) 38 years-old, was born in Chihuahua, Mexico and was the father of two children. He was working as a general contractor at the time of his death. Officers responded to a call for shots fired at the Holy Oak apartments located at 7883 S. Main Street on Midvale at around 1:00am on August 29, 2004. Several people were with Juan in the apartment at the time of the incident when an altercation broke out between Juan and five other men. Witnesses heard the argument and then a gunshot.

The five men were then seen fleeing the residence on foot. Juan made it from the apartment to the balcony of his apartment before collapsing. Paramedics responded and Juan was flown by Life Flight to the hospital but did not survive the gunshot wound he suffered. Witnesses identified Aristeo Colon as the shooter. Colon had been in a dispute over a drug deal with the victim in the weeks prior to the shooting. Evidence from the shooting also linked Colon to the homicide.

Case #2004-XXXX
Case Status: Open

Corazon Frandsen - Date of Death: February 5, 1978

Corazon, age 26, went to dinner with her in-laws on the evening of February 4, 1978. Afterward she picked up a few groceries and then proceeded home to her apartment located in at 5272 S. Cobble Creek Road. It appears she was first attacked as she got out of her 2-door white Mercury Cougar in the parking lot of the apartment complex. She was found the following morning in the bushes adjacent to the parking lot of a church located at 5605 S. Vine Street. She had been severely beaten. She was unconscious at the time she was found and died a short time later at the hospital as a result of blunt force trauma injuries and exposure to the elements.

Case #78-7960
Case Status: Open

Harold W. Galvis - Date of Disappearance September 28, 2001

At the time of his disappearance Harold was 27 years-old. He is a Hispanic Male. Height: 6’ 0” Weight: 160 lbs. Brown eyes and black hair. No distinguishing marks, tattoos, or scars at the time of his disappearance. Harold had been in the Salt Lake area for 8 months. He was visiting his sister in the area of 400 East and 4100 South in Millcreek. Harold is from Venezuela and spoke limited English. He has his degree in Materials Engineering from Venezuela and was applying for a Cambridge doctorate program. Harold was suffering from mental problems at the time, possibly due to a traumatic event. He had been prescribed medication but was not taking it. Because of this mental state Harold is considered an endangered missing person. Harold took a labor job, washing cars, when he needed money and may do the same again.

Case #01-101722
Case Status: Open

Manuel "Babe" Garcia III - Date Body was Discovered: August 12, 1980

Manuel, aka “Babe,” age 45, was a husband and father at the time of his death. He was known to carry a weapon and large amounts of cash from his drug dealings. Manuel was out partying with friends in the early morning hours of August 5, 1980. He had been at Johnny’s Disco Bar on Redwood Road until closing at about 2:30am then went with friends to a party at a private residence in Rose Park. That was the last he was seen. Manuel was driving a 1980 silver Thunderbird 2-door hardtop that night. Witnesses recall seeing two men park the car near the Jordan River Parkway at approximately 250 S. 12th W. at around 8:00am on the morning of August 5th. They stayed in the vehicle for several hours. The passenger is described as being a Hispanic male in his late 20’s or early 30’s with medium build and a blue or black baseball cap. The driver was male, possibly Hispanic. The car was abandoned and subsequently impounded on August 7, 1980. There was blood evidence located in the car when it was searched. Manuel’s badly decomposed body was discovered along the roadside by highway maintenance workers in the area of 5550 West 700 South on the afternoon of August 12, 1980. No weapons or cash was found with the body. An autopsy determined the cause of death to be a gunshot wound to the chest.

Case #80-69533
Case Status: Open

Timothy Glashien - Date of Death: February 23, 1980

imothy, age 22, was a resident of Bountiful at the time of his death. He was last seen on the afternoon of February 23, leaving to make a drug purchase. Timothy’s body was found the following afternoon two miles up Millcreek Canyon at a turnout area by hikers. He had been shot multiple times. Stephen Wayne Anderson, contract killer and prison escapee, confessed to the crime and then later re-canted the statement. Ballistic testing, however, identifies his gun as being the one used in Timothy’s homicide. Anderson was convicted of another unrelated homicide in California using the same weapon. He was sentenced to death and executed on California’s death row in January of 2002. It is suspected that Anderson was hired to kill Timothy but there were others involved in the planning and possibly the commission of the crime.

Case #80-15244
Case Status: Solved

Luis Miguel Chavez-Gonzales - Date of Death: August 27, 2005

Luis, age 21, was riding with his friend in a maroon two-door Ford Thunderbird on the afternoon of August 27, 2005. They were headed south on Redwood Road at approximately 4300 South when the suspect’s vehicle pulled up next to the car Luis was in, headed in the same direction. The suspect(s) in the car opened fire, possibly with more than one shot, and struck Luis in the head as he sat in the passenger seat. The driver of the car Luis was in made a quick U-turn to avoid additional gunfire and drove for a block or so to pull over into a store parking lot at approximately 4200 S. Redwood Road where he asked a citizen for assistance. Luis was flown by Life Flight to an area hospital but died the following day from the gunshot wound. Witnesses identify the car the suspects were in as a white 1986 Mercury Grand Marquis with chrome wheels. There were at least two suspects in the car, both described as Hispanic males in their teens or early twenties, with either clean-shaven or nearly clean-shaven heads.

Case #05-53786
Case Status: Open

Michelle L. Halling - Date of Death: February 22, 1990

Michelle, age 28, was the mother to a young son living in the Cottonwood Heights area at the time of her death. Her son was staying with grandparents on the night of the arson/murder. In the early morning hours of February 22, 1990 at approximately 2:00am that morning Michelle’s home at 7192 S. Highland Drive became engulfed in flames. Neighbors heard her screaming and tried to offer assistance but were unable to do so due to the intensity of the fire. Michelle died as a result of smoke inhalation. Arson was determined to be the cause of the fire.

Case #90-18074
Case Status: Open

Kathy Harmon - Date of Death: March 1/6, 1976

Joy Kathleen “Kathy” Jones Harmon, age 22, was at the Better Days Bar located at 726 S. State Street on the night of March 2, 1976 with a friend. Kathy left the bar around midnight alone. A coat she had on at the Better Days bar was located at her apartment indicating she made it home that night. She was reported missing by her parents when she did not show up for work, couldn’t be reached by phone, and was not at her apartment. Her body was discovered on March 6, 1976 by a hiker between Emigration and Parley’s Canyon. Her partially clad body was located approximately 300 yards off the lookout toward the Mountain Dell Meadows area. She had been assaulted and died as a result of strangulation.

Case #76-11931
Case Status: Open

Emeterio Melgar-Hernandez - Date of Death: Approximately August 14, 1982

Emeterio, age 33, was from El Salvador and worked as a dishwasher at the Salt Lake Hilton at the time of his death. He is a husband and father to eight children. Emeterio was last seen on August 14, 1982 by co-workers. His body was discovered on August 19, 1982 about five miles above Junction I-80 and U-65. It appeared he had been there for quite some time. He had died as a result of gunshot wounds. Emeterio is the cousin to 18 year-old Miguel Antonio Hernandez whose body was located 2-days earlier off a road in nearby East Canyon. It’s possible the two homicides happened in the same time frame and the case is being investigated as a double homicide.

Case #82-61551
Case Status: Open

Miguel Antonio Hernandez - Date of Death: Approximately August 14, 1982

Miguel, 18 year-old, was an El Salvadorian nationalist and had recently relocated to the Salt Lake area from Santa Ana, California. He came to live with his cousin, Emeterio Melgar Hernandez. Miguel and Emeterio had attended a dance together on the evening of August 13, 1982. It was the last known sighting of Miguel. Miguel’s body was found by hikers in some bushes approximately 100 yards off the road between East Canyon and Immigration Canyon on August 17, 1982. The cause of death was determined to be gunshot wounds. Miguel’s uncle’s body was found a short distance away and with the same approximate time and manner of death. This case is considered to be a double homicide.

Case #82-61551
Case Status: Open

Doris Anaid Vazquez Hernandez - Date of Death: December 25, 2001

Doris, 24 years-old, had moved to the Salt Lake area from Guadalajara, Mexico just 5 months prior to her death. She was living in the upstairs of a home located at 4947 S. Southridge Dr. in Taylorsville. Her roommate was out of the state for the holidays and she was home alone on Christmas morning, December 25, 2001, when she was attacked in her home. Injuries indicate she fought with her attacker. Her body was found later that afternoon by friends she was supposed to spend Christmas Day with. It was determined that Doris death had occurred earlier that morning from strangulation. Evidence at the scene determined the perpetrator to be Fernando Leal Cervantes. Cervantes was an acquaintance of the victim and lived only a few blocks away. A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Fernando Cervantes but he fled to Mexico after the homicide and still remains at large.

Case #01-150900
Case Status: Open

Bertha Hughes - Date of Death: March 17/18, 1982

Bertha, age 81, was last seen looking out her living room window of her home located at 3402 S. 500 E. at approximately 6:30pm on March 17, 1982. This was something she reportedly enjoyed doing. In the early morning hours of March 18, 1982 neighbors describe hearing yelling and commotion coming from Bertha’s home. Different witness accounts describe suspicious activity around the house that night. A visiting nurse found Bertha’s body later that morning. She had been assaulted and died of multiple blunt force trauma wounds. Bertha’s home showed signs of forced entry and it appears she struggled with her assailant(s).

Case #82-18787
Case Status: Open

Lester Lloyd Janise - Date Body was Found: January 13, 2009

Lester, age 62, was a spiritual leader among the Native Americans he associated closely with and was a Vietnam Veteran, earning a purple heart. He lived alone but had had company from out of state staying with him shortly before his death. Officers responded to a call and found Lester dead in his apartment at 7895 S. Candlestick Lane (80 E.) on the afternoon of January 13, 2009. Time of death was estimated to be somewhere around the end of December, 2008. The cause of death was ligature strangulation. Lester’s 2002 white Ford Windstar mini-van, license UT A843E, was missing from the residence at the time his body was recovered. In addition, other valuable items were missing from the apartment. Lester had ties through family and friends to the South Dakota area and had visited there earlier in the month of December, returning to Utah prior to the Christmas holidays.

Case #2009-XXXX
Case Status: Solved

Lucille Johnson - Date of Death: February 1/2, 1991

Lucille, age 78, was a widow that lived alone in her home located at 4284 S. Holloway Drive. She was last seen sweeping her porch on the afternoon of February 1, 1991. Her family was concerned when they could not reach Lucille by phone so her daughter went to her home the following afternoon. She was the one to discover Lucille’s body. Lucille died as a result of multiple blunt force injuries. She had been severely beaten. Her body was fully clothed and there was no indication that she had been sexually assaulted. Although items were missing from her home there was no sign of forced entry and the doors were locked at the time she was found. It was apparent Lucille struggled with her assailant(s) prior to her death.

Case #91-10207
Case Status: Closed / Solved

Carolyn Kingston - Date of Occurrence: September 2, 1971

Carolyn, age 30, was a clerk at Natters’ Market at 3065 S. and 700 E. in Salt Lake City, UT on the afternoon of September 2, 1971 when an armed gunman entered the store to commit a robbery. Carolyn had her two small children in the store with her at the time. It’s possible she struggled with the suspect. She and a deliveryman were both shot. The suspect attempted to shoot another deliveryman but the gun did not discharge. Carolyn died later as a result of her injuries.

Case #71-40634
Case Status: Open

JoHanna S. Leatherbury - Date of Death: August 20/21, 1971

JoHanna, age 17, was a recent Olympus High School graduate. She was last seen in the area of 2100 South and State Street at an area referred to as “The Complex” by witnesses in the late hours of August 20, 1971. Acquaintances saw her in a car in the area around the same time with two males and an unknown number of individuals. Her car, a Chrysler, was found on Westminster Ave. between State Street and 200 E. in the early morning hours following her disappearance. Her nude body was discovered by fishermen on August 21, 1971. It was located in a canal approximately half a mile west of the west stock bridge on the Goggin’s Drain, by Saltaire. She had been assaulted and died as a result of gunshot and stab wounds.

Case #71-38207
Case Status: Open

Richard D. Leetham - Date Body was Found: October 11, 1994

Richard, age 35, was enrolled as a student at Salt Lake Community College at the time of his disappearance. He was last seen by his girlfriend leaving his apartment to type a paper on the afternoon of August 17, 1994. On the afternoon of October 11, 1994 Richard’s badly decomposed body was found near an old rock crushing plant by a hiker at approximately 4700 E. in Little Cottonwood Canyon. It was later determined he died from a gunshot wound. Richard’s truck, a white 1989 Ford F-150, was missing since the time of his disappearance.It was located in Tijuana, Mexico on November 11, 1999.

Case #94-137546
Case Status: Open

Julie Ann March - Date of Death: August 28, 1984

Julie Ann, a.k.a. Miss Kitty, Crystal, Monique, Evette Summons, Yvette Simons, Miss Piggy, age 29, was last seen on the evening of August 27, 1984. She was leaving a gathering place called “The Tree” with a friend. She was dropped off at 2nd South and State Street in downtown Salt Lake City shortly after. Her nude body was found by a motorist the morning of August 28, 1984 in an open area near Emigration Canyon Road. She died as a result of blunt force trauma and strangulation.

Case #84-65883
Case Status: Open

Rico Joseph Mascherana - Date of Incident: December 31, 1977 - Date of Death: March 22, 1978

Rico, age 74, was at his home located at 3250 W. 3500 S. in the early morning hours of December 31, 1977. He was making repairs and was working under his kitchen sink when he was shot from outside the house through the kitchen window. Rico stood and went to the front porch after reportedly hearing loud pops, not yet realizing he’d been shot. He then proceeded to go back into his house once he realized he’d been injured to call police. Rico survived the initial life threatening injuries but succumbed to secondary complications a couple of months later. Robbery did not appear to be a motive in the shooting.

Case #77-87037
Case Status: Open

Ronald V. Maurath - Date of Death: May 7, 1983

Ronald, age 23, was last seen at the Deseret Lounge at 323 S. Main St. when the bar closed in the early morning hours of May 7, 1983. He was leaving with one or two other males and two females. His nude body was found later that afternoon by workers along the side of the road in the area of 11500 West 2100 South near the Garfield cutoff road north of the Kennecott Copper Refinery. He had been stabbed and died as a result of the wounds.

Case #83-32497
Case Status: Open

William McBride - Missing since March 22, 1994

35 YOA – Missing since 3/22/94 NA/M 6/160# blk/bro William was reported as being depressed and possible medical conditions. Sent a letter to friends saying “by the time you read this, this entity will be no more – look for me in the stars.” His vehicle was located in Nevada, but no sign of him.

Case #94-42516
Case Status: Open

Sonia Mejia - Date of Death: February 9, 2006

Sonia, age 29, was a young mother living in Taylorsville at the time of her death. She lived with her common-law husband, her 8 year-old son, and was 6 months pregnant with her second child. She was employed at McDonalds. Sonia lived in the Fairway apartments located at approximately 11th West and 3900 South in Taylorsville. She was home alone on the morning of February 9, 2006 when a neighbor witnessed a Hispanic male talking to her at the front door of her residence. The witness then observed Sonia being assaulted and the suspect was seen entering the apartment and shutting the door. This occurred at approximately 11:30am. Sonia’s body was found by her husband when he returned from work at approximately 6:00pm. She had been sexually assaulted and had died from strangulation.

The suspect is described as a 20 – 29 year old Hispanic male with a medium build, approximately 5’6”. At the time of the incident his hair was short and combed straight back. Her car, a gold 4-door Ford Escort, was missing from the apartment at the time of her death and was located four days later in the parking lot of the Fairfield Inn at 590 W. 4500 S. Jewelry Sonia was wearing was also missing. A full DNA profile was developed from evidence at the scene. Sonia’s homicide has been linked by DNA to the West Valley Police Department homicide that occurred exactly two years later on February 9, 2008. The victim was 57 year-old Damiana Castillo. Damiana was found in her apartment at approximately 4000 S. and Redwood Road, just blocks from Sonia’s apartment. She had also been sexually assaulted and died of strangulation. The Salt Lake County’s District Attorney’s Office has filed multiple charges, including two counts of aggravated murder, based on the DNA profile of the suspect.

Case #2006-3082
Case Status: Open

Johnnie Mae Miles - Missing since June 6, 2001

68 YOA – Missing since 6/6/01 B/F 5’9/140 gry/haz – suffers from memory loss Went to the store and got lost. Her vehicle was found off the road in a creek in Juab County. It was evident she had tried to get the vehicle out. A farmer reported having seen someone matching her description walking down the road early the next morning. Extensive Search and Rescue was conducted for several days which didn’t find any clues to her whereabouts.

Case #01-64375
Case Status: Closed / Solved

Lark L Montague - Missing since September 21, 2007

55 YOA -- Missing since 9/21/07 W/F 5’1/120# bro/bro Last seen driving home from friends house. Neighbor followed her home and witnessed her turning down her street. When her son returned home from work the following morning, the vehicle was gone as well as Lark. There has been no contact with hersince, and vehicle has not been located.

Case #07-87849
Case Status: Open

Jean Muir - December 26, 1985

Jean was planning on going to Utah County with her sister on December 26, 1985. She spoke with her sister on the telephone about 12:30pm, but when the sister arrived at 1:00pm to pick Jean up, she was found inside her home murdered. Jean’s car was missing from the driveway, but located a few days later several miles away parked behind a business.

Case #
Case Status: Open

James Douglas Odom - Date of Death: Approximately June 25, 1981

James, age 39, was last seen at the Albertson’s Grocery Store at 400 E. 200 S. in Salt Lake City, UT on June 25, 1981. His body was found by Kennecott Copper workers on the afternoon of June 27th in an open field near a dirt road at approximately 10020 W. 20th South.

Case # 81-46411
Case Status: Open

Trent R. Olsen - Date of Death: February 14, 1982

Trent, age 22, was in an argument with two males at the One More Time Club located at 3900 S. 1100 E. in Salt Lake City, UT at approximately 1:00am on February 14, 1982.

Case # 82-10809
Case Status: Open

Tommy J. Ortega - Date of Death: April 14, 1996

Tommy, 30 years old, was the father of two children at the time of his death. Tommy and a friend attended a bachelor’s party together where an altercation broke out. Officers responded to a call in the early morning hours of April 14, 1996 to an apartment located at 3569 S. 455 E.

Case # 96-49463
Case Status: Open

Felicia Pappas - Date of Death: April 6, 1989

Felicia, a.k.a. “Alicia” or “Lisa” was A 17-year-old female that had attended Granite High School. She was an employee of Show Biz Pizza at the time of her death. Thomas Evan Noffsinger was charged in July of 2012 with the first degree murder of Felicia Pappas. Court proceedings are pending.

Case # 89-30662
Case Status: Solved

Kirk Pitcher - September 11, 1988

Kirk, age 34, watched TV with his friend at his home located at 4212 S. 1300 W. on the night of September 10, 1988. Also present in the home that night were an employee/roommate that had a basement bedroom and a 13-year-old adolescent male also living with Kirk. Kirk’s female friend left at about 1:00am and the other roommates also retired to their bedrooms for the night.

Case # 88-85616
Case Status: Open

Douglas Plummer - Missing since February 5, 2001

Douglas Plummer, 20, has been missing since 2/5/01. He is 6' and weighs 150 pounds and is blind in the left eye. Douglas was moving to a new apartment when he disappeared. He did not contact his roommate or family and has not been heard from since.

Case # 01-12818
Case Status: Open

Marlene Puchuskie - Missing since September 3, 1986

28 yoa – Missing since 9/3/86 WF 5’6/110# bro/bro -- scar on left cheek Husband travelled between Colorado and Utah on business. He said when he returned from a business trip, she was gone and he hadn’t heard from her.

Case # 86-54420
Case Status: Open

Carlos Reyes - Missing since April 14, 2006

Carlos, age 7 at the time of his disappearance, was last seen when his father picked him up for visitation over Easter weekend. Carlos was not returned to his mother that Sunday evening, April 14, 2006. It is believed Carlos's father Daniel Maximinos Reyes fled to Mexico with Carlos.

Case # 06-32792
Case Status: Open

Jack E. Richardson - Date of Death: January 5, 1979

Jack, age 54, was home alone on the afternoon of January 5, 1979. It is suspected he answered the door of his home at 1640 Mateo Way since there were no signs of forced entry. Based on accounts of events Jack was confronted at that time by several suspects planning on committing a home robbery.

Case # 79-1103
Case Status: Closed / Solved

Barbara Gene Rocky - Date of Death: March 11, 1974

After a lengthy investigation Gerald Hicker, age 58, admitted in court to killing Barbara Gene Rocky. Hicker had negotiated a plea agreement for a 5-year prison term in exchange for releasing information to Barbara’s family regarding her death.

Case # 74-11627
Case Status: Solved

Jason Royter - August 6, 2005

The body of Jason Royter, 33, was found in his house, 7383 W. Paine Road (3745 South) on August 6, 2005. His body was discovered by his live-in girlfriend Tammy Martinez who came home about 1:30 a.m. When officers arrived they saw signs of a struggle in the home. There were no signs of forced entry, so Royter may have let the suspect in before the altercation. He received multiple stab wounds and bled to death.

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Case Status: Open

Flora Rundle - Date of Death: October 19-22, 1989

Flora, age 71, was a widow that lived alone. She was last seen by workers talking with a friend on the front porch of her home at 3518 S. 300 W. at approximately 5:00pm on the afternoon of October 19, 1989. Flora, age 71, was a widow that lived alone. She was last seen by workers talking with a friend on the front porch of her home at 3518 S. 300 W. at approximately 5:00pm on the afternoon of October 19, 1989.

Case # 89-109775
Case Status: Solved

Frank Saucedo - January 15, 2008

On January 15, 2008, Frank was riding in a car on Fort Union Blvd. A road rage incident happened where the suspect felt he had been cut off but the car Frank was riding in. The suspect pulled up to the stop light at 900 East Fort Union Blvd., where the suspect engaged in a verbal confrontation with the people in Frank’s vehicle. The suspect started to follow the car Frank was in, and at 700 East Gable Street, the suspect fired a round into Frank’s car striking Frank. Frank died as a result of the gunshot wound.

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Case Status: Open

Jack Simmons - Missing since May 3, 1994

24 YOA – missing since 5/3/94 W/M 6’1/150# red/blu -- Scar on right arm Was a victim of an assault one month before he went missing. He admitted to police it may have been because of a drug problem. There was an unidentified victim of a traffic accident in Virginia in 1995, but there was no verified match using fingerprint comparrison.

Case # 94-56167
Case Status: Open

James Skeel - Date of Death: September 23, 1982

James, age 52, was last seen leaving the Staircase Lounge, 3000 S. Highland Dr., at approximately 1:30 am on September 21, 1982. Neighbors reported hearing loud noises in the early hours of September 21st. His body was discovered in his apartment at 4137 South 570 East on September 23, 1982. He died as a result of blunt force trauma.

Case # 82-71377
Case Status: Open

Dennis Smith - Missing since October 14, 1993

49 YOA – missing since 10/14/93 W/M 6’3/185# gry/blu Traveled between Hawaii and Utah. Last seen at Port O Call in SLC. His vehicle was located at a local hotel in 1994 but hotel had no record of him as a customer. Nothing inthe vehicle provided information where he was.

Case # 93-129705
Case Status: Open

George Spor - Date of Death: October 19, 1991

George Spor, age 53, last reported to work on October 16, 1991. George’s body was found on the morning of October 19, 1991 by a deer hunter.

Case # 91-107089
Case Status: Open

Richard E. Stanley - Date of Death: August 21, 1978

Richard, age 37, and a friend were at the Oakridge Campground in Big Cottonwood Canyon on the night of August 21, 1978. In an unprovoked attack a lone suspect armed with a knife jumped from the nearby bushes and stabbed.

Case # 78-59071
Case Status: Open

Jan Marie Stavros - Missing Since: January 3, 2001

Endangered Missing - Jan was last seen Wednesday the 3rd of January 2001 at her home in Mill Creek. None of Jan's belongings were taken.

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Case Status: Unidentified

Herbert J. Strehl - December 3, 2000

Herbert, age 75, was the founder and president of Tool Design & Manufacturing & Engineering at the time of his death. He was last seen during the day of December 3, 2000 by family members.

Case # 00-148381
Case Status: Open

Wallace Thorton - Date body was found: January 27, 1975

Wallace, age 25, was last seen or heard from on or around January 23, 1975. Wallace was known to have been involved in a lifestyle that brought concerns to him for his safety. Wallace’s body was found on the afternoon of January 27th by county highway workers.

Case # 75-4826
Case Status: Open

Louise Cottle Valdez - Date of Death: July 24, 1979

Louise, age 18, worked at the Taco Time restaurant at 4054 W. 5415 S. in Kearns. She left work at approximately 5:10 pm on July 24, 1979 and was gunned down in her truck. Julio “Gary” Valdez, the victim's brother-in-law was paid to murder Louise.

Case # 79-60275
Case Status: Solved

DeeDee Kaye Wach - Date of Death: December 13, 1988

DeeDee Wach, age 19, was a young mother with a small daughter living with her parents at the time of her death. She was returning home from work at approximately 10:45pm on the night of December 13, 1988.

Case # 88-116969
Case Status: Open

John William Wagner - Missing since January 1, 1991

43 YOA – Missing since 1/1/91 W/M 5’10/180# bro/blu – wears glasses Involved in a traffic accident in Colorado 8/90. Missing from his home in Sandy since 1991 which was also his last contact with family. His last known contact was in Kanab for arrest on DUI in 1993. His house was foreclosed on in 1993 after 2 months of non-payment. DNA from family is in computer base.

Case # 02-8248
Case Status: Open

Carrie WayneDate of - Death: Approximately July 22, 1983

Carrie, a.k.a. Carrie Anne Wayne, Carrie Evans Davis, Carrie LeCannon, age 28, was last seen at about noon on July 22nd. At the time of her death Carrie was living at the Casa Blanca Motel located at 1750 W. North Temple. Carrie was known to hitchhike at times. She was also known to frequent Birmingham’s Truck Stop located at 2100 S. 900 W. around the time of her death. Her nude body was found floating in the Garfield Canal on State U-202 (approximately 8000 W. 2700 S.) on the afternoon of July 28th. Carrie died from multiple stab wounds.

Case # 83-56545
Case Status: Open

Jamie Ellen Weiss - Date of Death: August 7, 1996

In April of 2009 a jury in the Third District Court found Billy Justin Charles, 32, guilty of the first-degree murder of Jamie Ellen Weiss. Jamie, age18, was found dead in the bathtub of the couple's mobile home on Aug. 7, 1996.

Case # 96-107888
Case Status: Solved

Nancy Wilcox - Last seen October 2, 1974

She is believed to be the first Utah victim of serial killer Ted Bundy. Bundy claimed to have buried her body near Capitol Reef National Par, however despite extensive efforts, Nancy's body has never been recovered.

Case # 74-54455
Case Status: Open