Grand Co. Sheriff releases new statement on homicide investigation of couple slain outside Moab

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MOAB, Utah, Nov. 18, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — The Grand County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday issued a statement on the homicide investigation of Moab-area residents Kylen Schulte and Crystal Turner.

“The Grand County Sheriff’s Office has no additional information to release at this time in regards to the investigation of this case,” the statement says. “The Grand County Sheriff’s Office continues to receive information and welcomes any additional information about this case. This is an active and ongoing investigation and information will be released when it is available for dissemination.”

A previous statement in late September says: “The Grand County Sheriff’s Office has and continues to follow up with any information and tips regarding this homicide investigation. This response has benefitted this office in the investigation of this case.

“We are asking that anyone that would have been in the South Mesa area between the dates of Aug. 13, 14 and 15 contact our office with anything they may have seen or heard.

“The Grand County Sheriff’s Office has enlisted numerous labs and technicians to assist in the forensic analysis of items of interest in this case. That analysis may take several months to complete.”

The bodies of the recently married Schulte and Turner, ages 24 and 38, were found on Aug. 18 near Moab in the South Mesa area of the La Sal Mountains. They had last been seen five days earlier, and one of them told a friend a “creepy” man had been watching them, and they planned to change the location where they were camping with their van and a tent.

The women were found in a creek near their camp site. They had each been shot multiple times, and were only partially clothed.

The women had been reported missing a few days earlier when they failed to show up for work shifts.

Grand County Sheriff’s Office can be reached by calling 435-259-8115.


  1. So far utah is not very good at solving homicides. Whether it’s a hit and run or double homicide seems like little to no effort on behalf of law enforcement. When they get away with it once, what’s to stop a sick person from taking more life.


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