Fifth Man Indicted in Kiplyn Davis Case

Fifth Man Indicted in Kiplyn Davis Case

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Sam Penrod Reporting Another break in the case of missing teenager Kiplyn Davis today. Prosecutors indicted yet another suspect accused of lying about what he knows in the case. Today is the latest indictment in the case, which prosecutors hope will bring answers into a ten year old mystery.

This is the fifth person indicted in the case of Kiplyn Davis and there are strong indications that the latest suspect is a key player in her disappearance, which happened more than ten years ago.

Prosecutors have indicted David Rucker Leifson on six counts of perjury for lying to the grand jury about what he knows in Kiplyn's disappearance, back on May 2 1995. From the indictment itself, it seems that Leifson may have been directly involved in Kiplyn's disappearance and also her death, although her body has still not been found. She is presumed dead.

However, in this case, it was learned for the first time that prosecutors used a hidden recorder to get statements on tape, which Leifson under oath denied.

Paul Warner, US Attorney For Utah: "We believe we have gotten to the bottom, so to speak, of the investigation from the standpoint of understanding what happened to Kiplyn, and understanding in general terms, the circumstances surrounding her disappearance."

David Rucker Leifson is in the Salt Lake County jail. On Wednesday prosecutors will ask that Leifson be kept in custody until he can stand trial on the perjury charges in January. Leifson joins five other men, all former classmates of Kiplyn Davis,who are now facing federal charges. Scott Brunson, Garry Blackmore, Timmy Olsen and Chris Jeppson all face similar perjury charges, as federal prosecutors try to get someone to talk about what they know and solve this case.

As far as any possible murder charges, those will come later, when the grand jury finishes its work and the Utah County attorney gets the case. That is still expected to be weeks away.

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