Moab Cops Rule Out ‘Unnerving’ Man Grill in Case of Crystal Turner and Kylen Schulte, Slain Camping Couple
ONE Recent unsealed search warrant identifies a possible suspect in the August 2021 couple murders in Utahbut authorities say the man has now been cleared by investigators.
The 27-year-old man – the person questioned by the authorities in the aftermath of the murders—Has been “excluded as one” interested personA spokesman for the Grand County Sheriff’s Office told The Daily Beast on Wednesday.
The The remains of Crystal Turner, 38, and Kylen Schulte, 24, were discovered August 18 outside Moab by Cindy Sue Hunter, a family friend searching the local wilderness for newlyweds. Both had gone missing four days earlier and had been shot multiple times, according to police. Hunter told The Daily Beast at the time that the killings had stunned an entire city of 5,200 people and were especially difficult for Schulte’s parents, whose 15-year-old son was fatally shot in 2015.
In the days leading up to their deaths, the couple, who lived outside their van, told others that a “scary” guy had set up camp near them, and they felt uncomfortable.
A search warrant released last week says a Grand County deputy towed a 2009 Subaru Outback with Ohio license plates hours earlier. Turner and Schulte’s body was found. The driver showed officials his Utah driver’s license and said he lived in the Moab area.
“Then we were told that [the man] was seen around town and he frequently slept in his car,” the subpoena said, first obtained by Fox13. “One side declares that she must do [him] leave her place of business when he makes unwanted advances towards women and makes them feel insecure”.
The driver “was so terrified” that the deputy “decided not to give him a speeding ticket because he didn’t want to take his eyes off him.” [him]’, the warrant explained, noting that the man ‘was acting strangely when he was pulled over for speeding.[,] It was almost a combination of euphoria and that he had been caught doing something wrong. “
Then, under questioning by law enforcement, the driver “gaze blankly at the person speaking to him and responds in unconscious ways,” the order continued. The man had been hired a few days earlier at the Moonflower Community Cooperative, the market place where Schulte worked, and investigators found that his “appearance…was similar to those of… [have] untreated mental health problems,” it said.
One of the man’s colleagues said he “claims to be able to hear other people’s voices,” according to the subpoena. He once gave a female cashier at Moonflower a red rose, but didn’t have any obvious problems with Schulte, another acquaintance told police.
The man denied killing Schulte and Turner, showing little emotion or signs of anxiety. “Then I asked [the man] if he ever saw Kylen or her wife around town,” the affidavit accompanying the subpoena explained. “[The man] said he didn’t know they were married. [He] went on to say that he knew Kylen had a female acquaintance like him who had seen them together at McDonald’s when he went in to get some fries. This is cause for concern because Crystal used to work at McDonald’s, Kylen and Crystal kept their truck in the parking lot and often slept in it. I ask [the man] if he killed Kylen and Crystal, he says he didn’t. Then I asked him if he had a gay problem, [the man] It’s no exaggeration to say that he’s so open-minded but he’s a straightforward person, he rambles on and concludes that he usually doesn’t find women attractive.”
The man was unable to provide an alibi for the night Turner and Schulte were killed, had no one to corroborate his story, and refused to let the police search his car. He said he had camped in the mountains, and provided officers with the location where he last slept. There, police found two blankets and a coat stained with blood, according to the warrant.
A forensic analysis determined that the evidence was unrelated to Turner and Schulte’s deaths, the authorities said in a notice.
The Grand County Sheriff’s Office told The Daily Beast.
Last month, the sheriff’s office said in a statement that the investigation is still “active and ongoing” and that investigators have focused on “people of interest but have not identified suspects”.
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