I believe as the facts come out about how this arrest was made, it will validate that we have an incredibly talented and dedicated police force protecting us in Provo. Read the latest by clicking here.
If you haven’t already, you will soon hear about a very serious crime committed against one of our residents, a 19-year-old young woman living in our city. What happened was tragic. Crimes of that severity are rare here, but are still among our worst fears for ourselves and our loved ones. Our thoughts are very much with the victim and her family at this time, and we hope and pray for her full recovery.
At this point, it’s hard to say what this means for the rest of the community. Our Provo City Police Department is investigating the case right now. We have a very qualified team working on it. They have my full confidence. Our detectives and patrol officers have been working all morning on collecting evidence from the scene and logging it into their computer system. We also have a Victims Assistance Program Coordinator helping with the needs of the victim and her family. We will update the public as further information becomes available.