TAYLORSVILLE, Utah, March 2, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — Police have identified two male suspects in connection with a brutal assault and stabbing Monday night in Taylorsville.
Eliesa Tupo Olive, 32, and Jeffery Hanson, 34, are wanted in connection with the assault of a young woman who collapsed after knocking on a neighbor’s door for help.
Sheriff Jim Winder said the incident started approximately 3 p.m. Monday, when dispatchers received a call from from a neighbor who said a 19-year-old woman came to his home and had been assaulted, bound and stabbed.
Detectives later discovered the victim and the suspects knew each other, and all three had been at the residence at 4428 S. Jarrah St., Taylorsville.
“We believe this very disturbing case occurred over accusations that the victim had taken some property,” Unified Police Department Det. E. Chuck Malm said.
“The victim was held against her will, she was bound, assaulted and stabbed. We believe this incident may have occurred for several hours before the victim was able to escape and get help.”
The woman was taken to the hospital where she underwent surgery. She has since been upgraded to serious and condition and continues to improve. She has been able to speak with our detectives and give them information on the case.