Uintah County Sheriff's Office Takes on Cold Cases

The Uintah County Sheriff’s Office is renewing focus on cold cases and is inviting help from the community. Among the cases is the missing person investigation of Rhonda Karren who was last seen on September 26th, 1987 in Vernal. “We have cases that need to be solved and we need the public’s help,” shares Sheriff Vance Norton. “In the case of Rhonda Karren there is 30 years of information that we are going through and you never know what someone might say that could open this up.” In addition to the Karren case, Uintah County Sheriff’s Office is continuing investigation on the shooting of Greg Nickell in 1972, among others. Sheriff Norton urges the public to contact the Sheriff’s Office even if you think the information you have to share is insignificant.


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.