Update on Halloween Double Homicide Investigation

The investigation continues into the deaths of 23-year-old Tyrell Sowsonicut and 22-year-old Jon Reed Jr. at a house north of Roosevelt on Halloween. “Based on information available at this time, investigators believe Reed went to the house near 1250 West and 850 North where a party was taking place and shot Sowsonicut,” shares the Duchesne County Sheriff’s Office. “Witnesses told detectives that other party-goers stepped in after the shooting and Reed was stabbed during the ensuing altercation. Reed's motive for shooting Sowsonicut is still being investigated. Detectives are looking into the possibility that Reed's death could be the result of self-defense. Investigators do not believe there is an ongoing threat to the public. They are interested in talking to anyone who may have information about this case. Those individuals can contact the Duchesne County Sheriff's Office, Bureau of Indian Affairs police or the FBI.” More information will be provided when it does not jeopardize the investigation. 

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