LOGAN, Utah, May 7, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Police in Logan are investigating the death of a 62-year-old man after a 16-year-old girl accused him of sexually assaulting her.
Michael Andrew Fife was physically assaulted on the afternoon of April 23 by the brother of the teenage girl after she reported that Fife had sexually assaulted her, a news release from Logan City Police Department said. The sexual assault allegedly took place on the Cache Valley Transit District bus.
According to the news release, the girl “immediately called her 17-year-old brother and told him of the sexual assault.”
Police say the girl’s brother located Fife getting off the bus near 300 South and 100 West.
“The brother ran towards Mr. Fife and assaulted him. Mr. Fife fell to the sidewalk and suffered head injuries,” the news release states. “Mr. Fife was left unconscious, lying on the sidewalk, while his assailant fled the scene on foot.”
Police and paramedics were called by witnesses, and Fife was transported to the Logan Hospital. He was then transferred to McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden.
The teen girl called police at 6:15 p.m. the same day and reported the sexual assault on the bus.
According to the news release, when detectives viewed video footage of the alleged sexual assault, “The video showed Mr. Fife walking past the girl, but no sexual assault occurred.”
Fife died of his injuries early on the morning of April 27.
Police are not releasing any further details and are not identifying the juveniles involved in the case at this time. The incident is still under investigation, and Logan Police Department will be consulting with the Cache County Attorney’s Office.
A GoFundMe account has been established to help the family pay for medical and funeral expenses for Michael Fife. To view the GoFundMe page, click here.
Gephardt Daily will update this story as more information is made available.