Breaking: SLCPD unearths remains from 2011 homicide

Carlos Trevizo-Acosta. Photo Courtesy: Salt Lake County

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Nov. 19, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — Salt Lake City Police homicide detectives have unearthed the remains of a man who was murdered in the summer of 2011, officials announced Sunday.

The body was found after an all-day search Saturday following a tip to police, a news release from SLCPD said.

The suspect, Carlos Trevizo-Acosta, the owner of Los Lobos Paving and Construction in Salt Lake City, is in custody. He is facing charges of first-degree felony criminal homicide and third-degree felony purchase, transfer, possession, or use of a firearm.

“The murder was in conjunction with a disagreement between the suspect and victim, which occurred near Indiana Street just west of a canal,” the news release said. “The victim was a male, Hispanic in his mid-30s, first name Ignacio, but went by Nacho.”

A probable cause statement from the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office said a witness described where the homicide occurred and also how and why the suspect allegedly killed the victim. The witness heard gunshots, the probable cause statement said, and provided detectives with a “specific and detailed eyewitness account of the murder.”

A third party also advised the witness that the suspect moved the victim’s body from one location to another. The third party showed the witness where the victim was currently buried.

Homicide detectives executed a search warrant at that Salt Lake City address, and with cadaver dogs and an excavator operator, located the body beneath approximately seven feet of dirt.

The suspect was interviewed, and, after being read his Miranda rights, stated that there were three firearms inside his house. The suspect is a restricted person, prohibited from possessing firearms due to a previous domestic violence conviction.

The police department served a search warrant on the suspect’s house and recovered four firearms.

Salt Lake City police are asking anyone who has information regarding positive identification of the victim or about the murder to call detectives at 801-799-3753. Anonymous tips may be sent by text to 274637. Please start the text with TIPSLCPD, which routes it to the police department, then include any relevant information. Reference: case #17-201891.

Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information becomes available.

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