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Tooele police look to unravel possible murder mystery

By Pat Reavy, KSL | Posted - Jun. 4, 2020 at 8:06 p.m.



TOOELE — Police are attempting to solve a possible murder mystery in Tooele.

Tooele police detectives and members of the Utah State Crime Lab have been at 363 N. Garden St. since Tuesday afternoon processing the former mechanic shop turned into a residence, and hoped to finish collecting evidence by Thursday night.

“There is strong evidence a shooting did occur at this house,” said Tooele Police Sgt. Jeremy Hansen.

There is also evidence that a homicide took place, he said. But as of Thursday, police have not been able to locate the alleged victim. Detectives were also looking Thursday afternoon for at least one person believed to be in the house at the time of the killing.

The complex investigation began Monday about 1:40 a.m. Police were dispatched to the area of Main Street and Utah Avenue on a call of shots fired. Officers checked out the area but did not find anything, Hansen said.

Then about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, police were called to the residence on Garden Street — located kitty-corner to the previous call — on a man having a psychiatric problem, he said.

As police began interviewing people at the house about what was going on, it was learned that someone may have been shot in the house, he said. Since Tuesday afternoon, Tooele police have served numerous search warrants and seized several vehicles related to the case. The crime lab was called to help process the large crime scene.

On Thursday, police asked for the public’s help in finding Devin Perryman, 24, of West Valley City, who is believed to be the shooting victim, according to police. His family reported him missing to police several days ago. Hansen said his department was working with West Valley City to put together a timeline. Family members on social media say he has been missing since Sunday and was in Tooele.

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Tooele detectives were also looking Thursday for Brandon Burr, 38, and Caitlyn Fluckiger. 26, whom they believe were in the house at the time of the shooting but have not been seen since.

By Thursday afternoon police had found Fluckiger, Hansen confirmed. She was questioned and released. Hansen said she was able to provide information that assisted police with their investigation.

Hansen said both the house and the people involved “are very well known to us.”

Anyone with information about the shooting or the missing people is asked to call police at 435-882-8900 or Tooele County dispatch at 435-882-5600.

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