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Colorado City Runaway Living in Sandy

Colorado City Runaway Living in Sandy

Posted - May 11, 2004 at 10:42 a.m.



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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- One of the two girls who fled the polygamous town of Colorado City, Arizona is now living with family members in Sandy.

The Deseret News reports 17-year-old Fawn Broadbent is now living with her older brother and his wife, with her parents' permission.

Broadbent and her neighbor 16-year-old Fawn Holm fled in January because they were afraid of being forced into arranged plural marriages. But after several custody hearings, Broadbent's parents agreed last week their daughter could live with her brother in Sandy.

However, Fawn Holm fears being returned to Colorado City, so her location remains a secret.

Most of the residents in Colorado City and neighboring Hildale, Utah are members of the Fundamental Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and practice polygamy.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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