Police hope to get a tip in a 2011 murder case
Updated: 8/03/2012 6:20 pm | Published: 8/02/2012 9:25 pm
TOOELE, UTAH (ABC 4 News) – Police are trying to find someone who may know something about a Utah murder case and they are focusing on two cities.
On Friday, Tooele City Police will be in Kearns passing out flyers about the October 7, 2011 murder of Evelynne Derricott. The 69-year-old woman was killed in her home at 410 Havasu Drive and found the next day by a neighbor. Police say there were “no signs of forced entry.”
On Thursday, police passed out the same flyers in Derricott’s Tooele neighborhood. Lt. Paul Wimmer of the Tooele Police Department says “Hopefully we’ll get someone to talk about it and see if we can’t get some tips to who is responsible for her murder.”
Police do have some information to go on. They found Derricott’s car and cell phone shortly after the murder at 5800 South and 5300 West in Kearns. And a few months ago they say they established a DNA profile for the suspect. But Lt. Wimmer says that the DNA does not match anyone connected to Derricott’s life. And Lt. Wimmer says there has not been a match on the national DNA database.
Those who live in and around Derricott’s neighborhood are concerned the police have not found a suspect in the case. Jackie Quarnberg says “He or she is still out there and that is scary to know they are still rooming around Tooele.” Her husband Ryan Quarnberg says “You don’t want a case like this to remain unsolved.” Police feel the same way and that is why they are still trying to find more clues in the case.
If you know anything that could help police contact them at 435-882-8900.
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