Mar 14, 2023 / 8 PM MDT
SPANISH FORK, Utah (ABC4) — The son/stepson of the deceased couple has been arrested and booked into the Grand County Jail in Colorado, according to the Spanish Fork Police Department.
Tryston Robert Erickson, 26, reportedly fled from a traffic stop and led deputies on a chase.
Spanish Fork police say they pinged the 50-year-old female victim’s phone around 5 p.m. to a location near Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Officers then made contact with authorities in Colorado and provided details of the investigation as they believed the phone is in the missing vehicle the son was driving.
A short while later, deputies at the Grand County Sheriff’s Office located the vehicle near Kremmling, Colorado, and tried to initiate a traffic stop. However, Erickson fled from law enforcement, leading to a chase.
Deputies were able to stop the vehicle eventually and make contact with the driver, who identified himself as Erickson.
Names of the victims will not be immediately released.
ORIGINAL STORY: Police investigate double homicide in Spanish Fork home; person of interest located in Colorado
Mar 14, 2023 / 05:59 PM MDT
SPANISH FORK, Utah (ABC4) — Two people have been found dead in a Spanish Fork home on Tuesday, March 14. Authorities located the person of interest in Colorado and took him into custody.
According to Spanish Fork Police, officers did a welfare check at a residence near 1400 S 2250 E on Tuesday after a co-worker reported the male victim did not show up to work for the past two days. Attempts were made to contact individuals living at the residence with no success.
At about 1:45 p.m., officers found an unlocked window and entered the residence through there. As officers were clearing the residence, they found two deceased individuals, a 58-year-old man and a 50-year-old woman, inside the home.
Authorities located Tryston Robert Erickson, 26, in Colorado and took him into custody. Spanish Fork Police say he is the son of the deceased woman and stepson of the deceased man. Erickson reportedly had taken a blue-grey 2018 Hyundai Elantra from the residence.
This is a developing story. Check back as more information becomes available.