Body of husband charged in wife’s murder near Huntsville found dead inside crashed vehicle


UPDATE (11/12/2020) The body of a man wanted in the murder of his wife near Huntsville earlier this week has been found dead inside his vehicle near Pineview Reservoir.

According to Weber County Sheriff’s Lt. Courtney Ryan, the vehicle and the body of  Scott William Russell was found Thursday night.

The incident is under investigation however it is believed Russell drove off the cliff and landed near the water. Right now deputies believe it is possbile Russell died as a result of the crash but that has yet to be determined.

Russell’s wife was found shot to death on Tuesday, Nov. 10 after police responded to the home on a report of possible gunshots.

When they arrived, Russell was no longer on scene and an attempt to locate, along with a request to the community to help find him was issued.

Deputies believed he was possibly headed to Colorado where he has family but on Thursday night, an individual who was walking in the area spotted the vehicle and called police.

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Previous update (11/12/2020 6:30 pm)

OGDEN, Utah (ABC4 News) – Police have found the vehicle of the suspect that is wanted for the murder of a Huntsville woman who was shot and killed on Wednesday.

According to the Weber County Sheriff’s Office, officers located the vehicle of Scott William Russell, who was wanted for the murder of his wife, after she was found shot multiple times inside a home on Meadow Park Lane in Huntsville.

The vehicle was found at Pineview Reservoir near Huntsville, UT, according to officials.

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