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Two men charged in Kiplyn Davis case appear in court

Two men charged in Kiplyn Davis case appear in court



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Sam Penrod reportingThe two men charged with the murder of missing teenager Kiplyn Davis returned to court today after efforts resumed in recent days to find her body.

The court hearing involved scheduling and arguments over the upcoming murder trial. It comes during some significant effort in the search for Kiplyn's body over the last 10 days.

Work crews and detectives began sifting through the dirt in Spanish Fork Canyon near the Spanish Fork river park last week.

Authorities won't give specifics, but it appears they received some tips they considered credible enough to warrant a search. So far, it appears they found nothing related to the search for the remains of Kiplyn Davis, but a source close to the case says authorities plan to keep searching for some time.

Two men charged in Kiplyn Davis case appear in court

It is another setback for her family, but they remain committed to not giving up, even though it has been 13 years since Kiplyn disappeared. She was last seen on May 2, 1995, as she was dropped off at school at Spanish Fork High.

Timmy Olsen and Chris Jeppson face a murder trial in Kiplyn's death, even though her body has never been found.

Two men charged in Kiplyn Davis case appear in court

Defense attorneys for the suspects are trying to get a change of venue for the trial and are arguing over other evidence that may be used in the case.

A trial date for the two men has still not been set. Chris Jeppson remains free on bail, while Timmy Olsen is being held in the Utah County jail.

E-mail: spenrod@ksl.com

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