Ten Years Later, Signs of Justice for Kiplyn Davis

Ten Years Later, Signs of Justice for Kiplyn Davis

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Sam Penrod ReportingThe case of missing teenager Kiplyn Davis seems to be closer to getting solved. Sam Penrod looks back at what's changed in the last ten years, and the secrecy that seems to have kept justice from being served.

Ten and a half years ago tomorrow, a fifteen-year old girl from Spanish Fork never came home from school. At first it seemed Kiplyn Davis ran away. Later on it was believed she was the victim of a stranger abduction. But in recent weeks, grand jury indictments are pointing the finger to at least four of Kiplyn's old classmates who have kept a secret all these years.

The question is why, why could so many people know for so long what happened to Kiplyn, but never come forward? Prosecutors say fear of reprisal may have been the answer, but not anymore.

Paul Warner, US Attorney For Utah: "The message I think that people have to read from these continuing indictments, particularly in the Spanish Fork community, is that the conspiracy of silence is over, that those who have been afraid to talk can now come forward."

Scott Brunson, Garry Blackmore, Timmy Olson and Chris Jeppson are all charged with perjury, not abduction or murder. Those charges may come later, but now the prosecution is designed to get someone to talk in an attempt to bring answers to what happened to Kiplyn.

Paul Warner, US Attorney For Utah: "With each indictment, additional people come forward to tell us what they know. And we are getting to the bottom of this matter, we're confident we're going to get it resolved, it's important for her family, it's important for justice and for Kiplyn as well."

For ten years Kiplyn's family has had no peace and no justice. But prosecutors say the final chapter in this sad story is about to be written, where the Davis family and their community will get the justice and peace they've longed for.

Three of the men indicted for perjury will stand trial in January. Chris Jeppson who was indicted yesterday, will be in court tomorrow morning, as prosecutors ask he be kept in jail until he can be tried.

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