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Police find evidence possibly related to homicide of 15-year-old girl in Wyoming landfill

By Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com | Posted - May 16th, 2018 @ 6:28pm



SALT LAKE CITY — Police say they have discovered evidence they believe is related to the May 7 homicide of 15-year-old Baleigh Bagshaw in a Wyoming landfill.

About 20 officers traveled to the Uinta County Landfill near Evanston, Wyoming, on Tuesday, according to Salt Lake Police Sgt. Brandon Shearer. Detectives had determined that they might find information about the case at the landfill, so they traveled there to search, he said.

The officers spent 8-10 hours at the landfill, using rakes to search through the debris, Shearer said. They spent a total of 250 working hours searching, according to an emailed statement from Salt Lake police.

Police did not provide any details about the evidence or the nature of its connection to the homicide.

Shearer said the evidence was related to the Bagshaw homicide, but he did not know if it was related to Shaun French, 24, who was arrested last week in connection with the case.

Shearer said detectives believe the evidence recovered is related to the case but would need to investigate further before they were 100 percent certain.

Jacob Klopfenstein

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