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Homicide investigative team honored by Midvale Mayor, Council

Mar 21, 2019 04:46PM ● By Erin Dixon

The Midvale Mayor and Council congratulate Violent Crimes Detective Stephanie Warden on a job well done for a complex investigation. (Erin Dixon/City Journals)

By Erin Dixon | [email protected]

A complex homicide in Midvale on Jan. 25 was closed within weeks, thanks to a massive investigative effort by the Unified Police Department. Unified Police has a special impact award and  the teams involved were given this for their service on Feb. 19 at Midvale City Hall.

“This investigation really sprouted a lot of legs with child abuse, elderly abuse, neglect, the homicide, the mental health issues. In short, we were able to … get the case filed with the district attorney with a full confession of the suspect in it. It was quite a team effort: A homicide investigation, with the patrol, our forensics, our mental health unit. There were 26 (law enforcement) individuals heavily involved,” said Midvale Precinct Police Chief Randy Thomas.