Utah sex assault suspect found dead after chase, authorities say

Utah sex assault suspect found dead after chase, authorities say

(Capt. Deborah Gates, Beaver Dam Littlefield Fire District Department via AP)

4 photos
Save Story

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Authorities say a Utah man sought in an alleged sex crime involving a juvenile is dead after his car plunged into a river in a northwestern Arizona gorge.

Bart Graves with the Arizona Department of Public Safety said Monday that Guadalupe Guillermo Nunez intentionally exited the highway and drove off a cliff, rolling violently into the Virgin River on Friday.

Police in Hurricane, Utah have said the chase began earlier that day after a woman reported a sex offense involving an adult male and a juvenile female. Officers broke off the pursuit after the car entered Arizona and it was later spotted in the river.

Nunez's body was recovered Sunday night in the river along Interstate 15. He was 36 years old and lived in St. George, Utah.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Most recent Southern Utah stories

Related topics

Southern UtahU.S.
The Associated Press


    Get informative articles and interesting stories delivered to your inbox weekly. Subscribe to the KSL.com Trending 5.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast