Cedar City man wanted in ‘suspicious’ death of mother captured after high-speed chase, crash with police car


CEDAR CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – Police in Cedar City have arrested a man they believe may be involved in the death of his mother.

Police were able to arrest Joshua James Glover, 32, on Saturday after they received a tip he was at the Smith’s in Cedar City. Officers located the vehicle he was driving but when they attempted to stop him near 550 S. Main Street, despite officers repeatedly shouting commands him to turn the vehicle off, he put the vehicle into drive and sped away at a high rate of speed.

Officers engaged in a pursuit through residential streets at a high rate of speed. It was estimated he was driving over 70 mph in a 25 mph zone and he ran through several stop signs, according to documents.

Glover crashed into a police vehicle which disabled his car. Officers repeatedly told him to stop, but he fled and climbed a fence into a residential yard before being apprehended.

The registered owner of the vehicle he was driving was contacted and he indicated that Glover was aware that the vehicle was not insured.

Glover is being held in the Iron County Jail without bail as documents indicated Glover has demonstrated he is willing to put the community in danger by his reckless disregard for traffic safety on city streets. He has shown he is a flight risk in his attempt to evade officers and avoid arrest, as well as his failure to show up to a court hearing only days prior to this incident.

“At the time of his arrest Glover had $25,000 in active warrants and is the suspect in a homicide investigation,” document state.

On July 31, 2020, the Cedar City Police Department was called to the home 73-year-old woman, Kay Gosewisch, who hadn’t been seen in several months.

Officers say they were unable to get a response and didn’t see anything suspicious after they visited the home.

Police received a call again on August 18, 2020, about suspicious activity involving Gosewisch’s bank account. Her son Joshua James Glover was reportedly attempting to withdraw several thousand dollars from her account.

It was also reported that he had used the account numerous times before.

Officers went back to the home and found Gosewisch’s car in the driveway, but no one would answer the door. Officers said they then contacted neighbors and were told that Gosewisch was possibly in Washington state or Nevada tending to a family member.

Since that time, Cedar City Police Investigations division say they have followed up on the suspicious information and found that Joshua James Glover had been using her bank account since April.

Investigators and officers went to the home and attempted to contact Gosewisch a third time without success. Because of the suspicious circumstances, officers entered the home this time searching for Mrs. Gosewisch.

Officers reported having found items that looked suspicious.

Investigators were able to get a search warrant for the property. During the search, investigators say they found buried human remains on the property.

During the search of the property, Investigators located buried human remains believed to be Kay Gosewich. The human remains were sent to the state medical examiner’s office for identification and cause of death.

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