MT. PLEASANT, UT (ABC 4 News) - Police said a receipt found in a stolen car in West Wendover had credit card information from an elderly couple found dead on New Year’s Eve. Now, a search is underway for a pair believed to be responsible for both crimes.
This is a case that has two states working fast to track down the suspects.
Investigators are searching through evidence, but there is one small item that makes them believe they've pinpointed the killers. “A credit card was found in the vehicle and it corresponded with the residents here,” said Mount Pleasant Police Chief, Jim Wilberg.
The Mount Pleasant Police Department received a phone call from Elko County in Nevada alerting them of a welfare fraud that led them to the home of Dorothy Ann and Leroy Woody Fullwood. Inside the house, officers found the couple shot to death. The bullets were from a small caliber handgun.
Neighbors don't understand why anyone would do this. “They are a really nice older couple. They worked in the temple. Just everyone around the neighborhood is nice,” said one neighbor.
“He was a hairstylist in the Salt Lake area. He had a business and was in the military. They came down here to retire. They liked camping and fishing,” commented Kenzie King, a close neighbor to the couple.
“They have ransacked the house. There is a lot of evidence that's been collected,” said Chief Wilberg.
Saturday morning, a woman bleeding from her head walked into the West Wendover Police Department. She told them a couple had forced her into her car at gunpoint. She was able to get away in the parking lot of a recreational swimming pool, but was given a single blow to the head as she ran. She is recovering at a Salt Lake hospital after undergoing surgery.
The suspects were last seen driving a gray Volkswagen Jetta with Colorado license plate 725 WHX.