UPDATE: Police identify homicide victim found near fire in Soldier Canyon


UPDATE FRIDAY 10/30/2020

TOOELE, Utah (ABC4 News) – The Tooele County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victim of a homicide near Soldier Canyon.

Vincent Howard Beazel

On Oct. 29, the homicide victim was identified by the Medical Examiner as 60-year-old Vincent Howard Beazel of Stansbury Park. Officials say Beazel died as a result of a gunshot wound.

Anyone with information regarding Beazel’s death is asked to contact Detective Light at 435-277-4212 or Lt. Norberto Aranda at 435-277-4254.

TOOELE, Utah (ABC4 News) – Police are investigating the suspicious death of a man found in Tooele.

Police say on October 24th at about 12:35 p.m., Tooele area fire units were dispatched to a report of a fire in Soldier Canyon.

When firefighters arrived on scene they said they found the dead victim on the west edge of the fire.

Deputies responded to investigate the dead body but had to wait until the fire in the immediate area was contained enough to safetly process the scene, according to police.

After processingthe scene, investigators determined the “suspicious death” as a homicide. The relationship between the fire and the death are still under investigation.

The victim’s body was sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office for an investigation into the cause of death.

Police say the victims identity and will be releaased after he has been positively identified and his family has been notified.

A late 90’s white Honda Accord was found abandoned near the scene of of the incident.

Due to the fire, officials say Soldier fire had to be evacuated.

The Sheriff’s office is asking any hunters, campers, or recreationalists that were in Soldier Canyon on Saturday and saw anything to call 435-277-4212.

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