Unified PD makes arrest in Millcreek murder investigation

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MILLCREEK, Utah, Feb. 18, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Unified police say they have made an arrest in a homicide that took place in Millcreek Monday afternoon.

Tyler James Vernon, 37, has been booked into jail on a charge of aggravated murder, according to a tweet from UPD.

The name of the victim has not been released pending notification of family members, and the exact cause of his death has not been made public.

UPD Sgt. Melody Gray told Gephardt Daily that officials were investigating the incident near 1280 E. 3770 South.

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Gray said police received a call just after 2 p.m. from a neighbor who said a man was outside with blood on his hands and he was screaming that someone had been injured.

When officers went into the home, they found a deceased male, Gray said.

Police considered the man with the bloody hands, now identified as Tyler James Vernon, to be a person of interest and wanted to question him. Gray said Vernon was uncooperative and scuffled with police before being taken into custody.

It’s thought both men lived in the residence, though their relationship is not clear, Gray said. It does not appear anyone else was in the home at the time of the incident.

The area of 3770 South was shut down for several hours while the scene was under investigation.

Anyone who has any additional information regarding this incident is asked to call UPD at 801-743-7000.

Gephardt Daily will update this story as information is made available.

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