CRIME

Two arrested in the death of a female in Juab County

Aug 22, 2021, 9:22 PM

MONA, Utah — Two individuals have been arrested in connection to the death of a female at a Mona gas station Sunday afternoon.

According to a press release from the Juab County Sheriff’s Office, authorities were called to the Park and Pump gas station for a disturbance just before 1 p.m. Upon arrival, authorities from the Juab County Sheriff’s Office and the Nephi Police Department investigated the scene. During their investigation, authorities were informed of a deceased female in a vehicle who had been shot.

As the investigation progressed, authorities discovered a deceased female in a car.

The death is being investigated as a homicide. David Manuel Mestas, 26, of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Richard Anthony Sanchez, 26, of Rapid City, S.D., have both been booked into the Juab County Jail on charges in connection to the death of the victim.

The identify of the victim has not been released. The victim has been sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office for an official autopsy.  

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