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Sam Penrod reporting A man is shot to death on an LDS Church-owned farming operation in Utah County. And tonight, detectives are investigating a murder.
The victim was found dead early this afternoon. In the last hour, it appears that investigators have found the man wanted for questioning.
He is also likely the suspect in the shooting death, which has left people in the small farming community of Elberta in shock tonight.
A worker found the victim, a man in his mid thirties, in the bunkhouse of the West Lake farm, just after noon today. It is a farm owned by the LDS Church, operated as part of its welfare program, and the bunkhouse is where many of the farm employees live.
Detectives say the victim died from gunshot wounds. And they immediately began looking for 27-year-old Sergio Ramos, as he is known, who was a room mate of the victim.
Apparently last night there was some sort of argument between Ramos and the victim, that turned physical. What that fight was about is still not clear.
Then around 8:30 tonight, detectives located Ramos in the Provo area, where he is being questioned at this time in the case. At this point, he has NOT been arrested or booked into jail.
As for the victim, we are told all of his family is believed to be in Mexico and authorities are trying to contact them tonight about this tragic shooting.
We will be following this case and bring you the latest Saturday on Eyewitness News.