Missing Plumber was Shot, Police Say

Missing Plumber was Shot, Police Say

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NORTH LOGAN, Utah (AP) -- A missing plumber whose body was found in a partially finished home in North Logan had been shot in the chest, police said.

The body of Mike Boudrero, 47, was found Friday, three days after he disappeared while on an apparent service call.

Police said then that several wounds were visible on his torso, but they did not know what caused them.

Police Sgt. John Italasano said Sunday that the medical examiner had determined that Boudrero was shot in the chest. Italasano would not say how many times the man was shot or provide information on what type of gun was used.

No weapon was found at the scene and no suspects have been named.

Boudrero's body was found about three blocks from where his car was found abandoned July 9. The windows were down and the keys were still in the ignition.

Investigators continued searching the home and areas near the crime scene Sunday for additional evidence. Police say they are looking for a seat cover and a steering wheel cover missing from his car.

It was unclear whether Boudrero was killed in the house or elsewhere, Italasano said.

Sunday's search was concentrated near the middle canal that runs from North Logan to Smithfield near where the car was found.

Boudrero's sons, Ryan and Chris, said their father had received a "weird" telephone call the day he disappeared from a man who wouldn't give his name but was adamant that Boudrero inspect the plumbing at a residence in the valley.

Boudrero told his mother that although the caller seemed strange, he was going to check out the plumbing job anyway. However, police said he didn't take any tools with him.

Ryan and Chris obtained their father's cell phone records, which indicated Boudrero spoke with as many as three unknown individuals just after leaving home. The calls reportedly originated in Colorado and Georgia.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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