WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah, April 20, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — New details have been released surrounding the death of a 20-year-old man whose body was found Tuesday night on a West Valley City street.
The body of Hairon Freyre-Portuondo, 20, was discovered on 1855 West at about 9 p.m. near 3188 South, in an area southwest of Redwood Park and Redwood Recreation Center.
West Valley City Police detectives followed up on tips, and on Friday, arrested Kiersten Jeanne Tomasini, who turned 22 that day, and Anthony Borge, who is 19.
Detectives determined that Tomasini was the driver of the vehicle, a pickup truck, with Borge and Freyre-Portuondo as passengers.
Tomasini was booked into jail on suspicion of:
- Manslaughter, a second-degree felony
- Receiving or transferring a stolen vehicle, a second-degree felony
- Obstruction of justice, a second-degree felony
- Failure to remain at the accident scene involving serious injury, a third-degree felony
Borge was booked on one count:
- Obstruction of justice, a second-degree felony.
A probable cause statement filed in Tomasini’s case says that officers responded to reports of a body, and found Freyre-Portuondo.
“The victim was declared dead on scene by medical personnel,” Tomasini’s probable cause statement says. “The victim was later examined by the office of the medical examiner who determined he had suffered massive head trauma along with abrasions on his body consistent with rolling on the road.”
On Thursday, officers received tips that identified a passenger in the vehicle as someone known on Facebook as “Tony Tokes.” Gang investigators knew Tony Tokes to be the nickname of Anthony Borge, and a witness looked at a photo and confirmed Borge was the man known as Tokes.
Another tipster identified the female driver as Kiersten “Demitria” Tomasini, the statement says.
“Officers contacted Anthony and brought him to the West Valley City Police station where, after being advised of his rights per Miranda, Anthony admitted he had been a passenger in a truck with the victim (Freyre-Portuondo) and Kiersten, who was driving.
“He stated the victim jumped out of the moving vehicle and fell to the ground and that Kiersten then made a U-turn and purposely ran over the victim with her truck.”
On Friday, detectives located Tomasini in a truck matching the description of the suspect vehicle, the statement says. The truck, a blue 2006 Ford F350, had been reported as stolen to the Unified Police Department on April 1.
“Kiersten was interviewed and, after being advised of her rights per Miranda, admitted to being the driver of the truck the night of the incident,” her probable cause statement says.
“Kiersten stated the victim opened the door and exited the moving truck which caused him to fall when he hit the ground. Kiersten recalled her back tire ran over the victim, and she was unsure if he was alive but was scared so she fled the scene. Kiersten indicated she knew she should have called police but was scared.”
Tomasini’s bail was set at $50,000, and Borge’s at $25,000.