GUILTY UT - Krystal Beslanowitch, 17, found murdered on the Provo River, 15 Dec 1995

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    Reader New Member

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    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/09/20/cigarette-solves-murder-case/2842269/

    MIDWAY, Utah (AP) — A Utah sheriff traveled to Florida and helped arrest a man in an 18-year-old murder case after authorities say they used DNA from a cigarette butt to link him to the crime.

    Wasatch County Sheriff Todd Bonner flew to Sarasota County, Fla., and helped take Joseph Michael Simpson, 46, into custody Tuesday.

    Simpson, formerly of Clearfield, was being held on suspicion of aggravated murder in the killing of 17-year-old Krystal Lynn Beslanowitch, whose bloodied and broken body was found Dec. 6, 1995, along the Provo River near Midway...........
     
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    The article linked below includes a photo of the victim on this murder. I see the above link has a photo of the accused.

    This was his second murder. Or ???? Wonder IF he has any victims unnamed? After all, he wasn't even a suspect in this case, way back when.

    Hope LE is looking into this guy some more!
    fran



    18 years later, police say a murder mystery is solved

    HEBER CITY — Todd Bonner was a sheriff's deputy when he was dispatched in the cold, morning hours of Dec. 15, 1995 to the scene of a dead body on a bank of the Provo River.

    The nude body of Krystal Lynn Beslanowitch, 17, was lying face down in the rocks, bloody and broken. For two years Bonner served as the lead investigator of a team that went all over the state in hopes of solving the Salt Lake teen's murder.

    But the trail went cold.

    "It's a case that's haunted me for almost my whole career," Bonner said Thursday, announcing that nearly two decades later, an arrest had been made. "It's closure for me, as well. I'm very thrilled of the outcome, but it has taken a lot of time, and it has taken a lot of work."

    more at link ................... http://www.deseretnews.com/article/...-Wasatch-County-cold-case-killing.html?pg=all
     
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    http://www.sltrib.com/home/4325646-155/jury-selection-set-to-begin-for

     
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    Trial in teen's cold case murder hinges on DNA, attorneys say

    https://www.ksl.com/?sid=41488242&nid=148&title=trial-in-teens-cold-case-murder-hinges-on-dna-attorneys-say

     
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    Heber City jury convicts man of murdering teen in 1995

    https://www.ksl.com/?sid=41667684&nid=148&title=heber-city-jury-convicts-man-of-murdering-teen-in-1995

     
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    Utah jury sentences man to life without parole for killing teen in 1995

    http://www.sltrib.com/home/4416500-155/utah-jury-deliberating-sentence-for-man

     

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