South Salt Lake Police identify victim, suspect in Wednesday’s homicide

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UPDATE (9/3/2020) – Police have identified the man killed in South Salt Lake Wednesday morning as 27-year-old Riley Nagle.

Police arrested Edward Jay Kennedy, 69, who is facing charges of first-degree murder and second-degree aggravated assault.


SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah (ABC4 News) – South Salt Lake Police are investigating a homicide Wednesday morning in the 2800 South 200 East area.

Police say around 6:15 Wednesday morning, they arrived on scene of a stabbing. The male victim died on scene.

The suspect, a 70-year-old male (later changed to 69), was taken into custody. There is currently no threat to the public.

A neighbor reportedly called police after the suspect told the neighbor what he had done.

Police also say that the victim and the suspect were friends but the police say the motive is unknown at this time.

Police are asking that people take an alternate route to avoid the scene of the incident. 200 East is closed until the scene is processed.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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