Police I.D. Slain Woman; Arrest Husband on Unrelated Charge

Police I.D. Slain Woman; Arrest Husband on Unrelated Charge

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WELLINGTON, Utah (AP) -- Authorities have identified the 27-year-old who was stabbed to death over the weekend, and police arrested her husband on an unrelated charge.

Police say the victim was Crystal Bradley, who volunteered at her children's schools, attended church and was described as a friendly neighbor.

The body of the mother of four was found Saturday morning outside a garage about 30 yards from the trailer where she and her family lived.

Police have said she was stabbed and believe it was a homicide, but they have released few other details.

The victim's husband, Dale B. Bradley, 36, was arrested Saturday for possession of methamphetamine, said Carbon County Sheriff's Lt. Justin Sherman. He was released Monday on $5,000 bond.

Police have not said whether Dale Bradley is a suspect, but the sheriff's office said in a prepared statement that "several people of interest" are being interviewed.

The murder has shocked people in this close-knit community of nearly 1,600 residents about 105 miles southeast of Salt Lake City.

"This stuff don't happen in Wellington to start with," said Joyce Cook, who lives in the same row of trailers where the Bradleys resided, "and when it happens in your back yard, it's kind of scary."

The Bradleys lived in the last of a row of 10 trailers on Wellington's east side.

Neighbors described how the Bradley kids, who ranged in age from 3 to 12, play with other children in the neighborhood and how Crystal Bradley used to visit with the adults.

"She was a good neighbor to have," said Christine Gunter.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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