UPDATE: Teen victim of Taylorsville homicide identified

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FRIDAY 5/28/2021 11:34 a.m.

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah (ABC4) – Unified Police have identified the 16-year-old killed in a Taylorsville homicide.

He has been identified as Ivan Nickolas Vetecnik. Authorities have also clarified his age as being 15-years-old.

Earlier this week, Vetecnik was found dead in a trailer at a Taylorsville home. An unidentified 17-year-old was taken into custody.

According to a GoFundMe created by his family, Vetecnik lost both of his parents within the last two years.

“We would like to give this young man a proper memorial and funeral he deserves,” the GoFundMe reads.

The homicide investigation remains ongoing.

Teen death in Taylorsville ruled homicide

THURSDAY 5/27/2021 6:21 p.m.

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah (ABC4) – The Unified Police Department has announced that the 16-year-old boy found in Taylorsville on Wednesday was the victim of the homicide.

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UPD says that a 17-year-old suspect has been taken into custody for the homicide.

An investigation into the incident is ongoing.

Original Story: 16-year-old boy found dead in Taylorsville, 17-year-old in custody

WEDNESDAY 5/26/2021 7:32 p.m.

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah (ABC4) – An investigation is underway after a 16-year-old boy was found dead in a trailer on Wednesday.

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According to the Unified Police Department, police responded to a report of a body found in the back yard of a Taylorsville home.

When police arrived on scene, they found a 16-year-old boy dead inside a cargo trailer.

Police have taken a 17-year-old person of interest into custody in connection with the death. According to Sgt. Melody Cutler with UPD, a K-9 unit was called in to find the person of interest.

He was later found by an officer just a few blocks from where the body was found.

The cause of death in the case is still under investigation but it is considered to be “suspicious,” says Sgt. Cutler.

This is a developing story. It will be updated as more information becomes available.

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