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  • FOX 13 Exclusive: Suspect in Clearfield serial rape cold case is now confessing to multiple murders

    FARMINGTON, Utah — Multiple law enforcement sources across the country have revealed a man accused of at least 11 rapes in Utah and Wyoming has now confessed to numerous murders. Up until September, police had been looking for a suspect they called the “Clearfield Rapist.” Investigators said they were able to link DNA evidence from rape cases between 1991 and 2001 to Mark Douglas Burns, a 69-year-old truck driver in Ogden. Prosecutors initially charged Burns with the sexual assault of […]

  • Several Village Inn restaurants across Utah close suddenly

    SALT LAKE CITY — Customers and employees across Utah are reporting that the Village Inn restaurants in their neighborhood have been abruptly shut down. In some cases, FOX 13 had to tell employees they were out of a job as they showed up for work. Sarai McDonald, an employee at the North Salt Lake location, showed up to her shift on Sunday wearing her full uniform, surprised to see a sign on the door stating the restaurant is “permanently closed.” […]

  • Utah County Sheriff responds after deputy filmed placing high school student in handcuffs

    EAGLE MOUNTAIN, Utah — The Utah County Sheriff’s Office is trying to figure out whether a deputy who handcuffed a teenage student at Cedar Valley High School in Eagle Mountain last Friday followed department guidelines. Sheriff Mike Smith said the deputy who handled the case is now facing an internal affairs investigation. The student was a junior varsity basketball player from Ben Lomond High School in Ogden. School administrators were upset he was sitting in the wrong section while watching […]

  • Grantsville teen charged in murder of four family members

    TOOELE COUNTY, Utah — The boy accused of killing four members of his family in Grantsville last week has been formally charged in connection with the crimes. Colin Jeffrey Haynie, 16, is charged with four counts of aggravated murder, one count of attempted aggravated murder and five counts of felony discharge of a firearm with serious bodily injury. All of the charges are first-degree felonies. On Monday, Grantsville Police identified the victims as 52-year-old Consuelo Alejandra Haynie, 15-year-old Alexis Haynie, […]

  • Court documents: Mother of missing Rexburg children believes she is a reincarnated God chosen for Christ’s second coming

    SALT LAKE CITY — Family members from Louisiana have flown in to meet with the Rexburg Police Department and FBI to discuss the disappearance of Joshua “JJ” Vallow (7) and Tylee Ryan (17). Kay Woodcock and her husband Larry Woodcock are the biological grandparents of JJ, an autistic little boy who has been missing since September along with his sister. Tylee Ryan’s father, Joseph Ryan, died in 2018 of a heart attack. Police said the children’s mother — Lori Vallow […]

  • At least 16 arrested after clash between SLC Police and protesters at homeless camp

    SALT LAKE CITY — Protesters and police clashed Saturday night at Washington Square Park in downtown Salt Lake City, but some people experiencing homelessness say they never asked for it. Protesters gathered at the park Saturday night as part of a days-long demonstration on behalf of the homeless population in Salt Lake City, saying they demand more beds, free public transit, and for police officers to stop mistreating them. “It seems like they failed to notice this is a problem until […]

  • Teen hiker who disappeared in Millcreek Canyon found alive

    SALT LAKE COUNTY — Search and rescue teams say a 17-year-old hiker from Fresno, California is lucky to be alive after surviving about 30 hours overnight in Millcreek Canyon. Wayne Bassham, the commander of SLCO Search and Rescue, described the teenager named “Nicolas” as an inexperienced hiker who might not be used to Utah’s snowy conditions. “Well the last half hour has been pretty crazy,” Bassham said. “He’s extremely lucky! I mean you’ve got an individual who went out hiking […]

  • International cult expert believes parents of missing Rexburg children are dangerous

    REXBURG, Idaho —One of the country’s leading experts studying cult behavior is now weighing in on the search for two missing children in Rexburg, Idaho. The FBI and police agencies across the country are continuing to search for 17-year-old Tylee Ryan and her autistic brother, seven-year-old Joshua Vallow. The two children have been missing since September. Officers with the Rexburg Police Department said the children’s newlywed parents Chad Daybell and Lori Vallow did not report the children missing, fled from […]

  • Attorney: This is why police haven’t arrested parents who lied about missing children in Rexburg

    Law enforcement agencies across the country are trying to remain hopeful that two children who have been missing from Rexburg, Idaho since September can be found alive. Officers with the Rexburg Police Department said they “strongly believe” seven-year-old Joshua “JJ” Vallow and his sister, 17-year-old Tylee Ryan, are in serious danger as their mother and new stepfather refuse to cooperate with the investigation. Chad Daybell and Lori Vallow continue to be labeled as “persons of interest,” not suspects in the […]

  • Area near South Salt Lake homeless center prone to auto-pedestrian crashes, police say

    SOUTH SALT LAKE — Police say a 67-year-old homeless man who died Friday night on 3300 South and 1000 West is just the latest victim in a string of auto-pedestrian crashes in the area. The victim, who police later identified as Duane Nebeker, was staying at the newly opened Road Home, a homeless resource center in South Salt Lake. Executive Officer Gary Keller with the South Salt Lake Police Department said there have been three crashes in the area since […]

  • Timeline: Missing kids, newlywed parents and suspicious deaths

    SALT LAKE CITY — The FBI and local law enforcement agencies across multiple states continue to search for two missing kids who they believe are in danger, along with their mom and stepdad who are wanted for questioning in their disappearance. Seven-year-old Joshua “JJ” Vallow and 17-year-old Tylee Ryan have not been seen since September in Rexburg, Idaho. Their newlywed parents, Chad Daybell and Lori Daybell (formerly Vallow), have been on the run, accused of lying about the location of […]

  • Family members say mother of missing children in Rexburg joined a dangerous cult with new husband

    REXBURG, Idaho — Family members of a man and woman at the center of a nationwide search for two missing children in Rexburg, Idaho believe they may be members of religious cult infatuated with the end of the world. Chad Daybell and Lori Vallow have been on the run, accused of lying about the location of her missing children. Police across the country are continuing to search for 7-year-old Joshua “JJ” Vallow and 17-year-old Tylee Ryan, who may be in […]

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