A horrific double homicide that rocked Utah’s scenic Moab group in mid-August stays unsolved one month later, leaving residents involved for his or her security and furthermore frightened that one totally different lacking specific particular person case – that of Gabby Petito – could also be overshadowing it.

Crystal Turner, 38, and Kylen Schulte, 24, had been discovered ineffective on Aug. 18 with fairly a number of gunshot wounds contained in the South Mesa space of the La Sal Loop Road, police mentioned final month. They had final been seen alive on Aug. 13 at Woody’s Tavern in downtown Moab.

Cindy Sue Hunter, a pal of the victims, educated Fox News she set out to look for them spherical 11 a.m. on the day that that they had been discovered.

Crystal Turner, right, and Kylen Schulte, had last been seen alive on Aug. 13 at Woody’s Tavern in downtown Moab.

Crystal Turner, appropriate, and Kylen Schulte, had final been seen alive on Aug. 13 at Woody’s Tavern in downtown Moab.
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Then she stumbled upon in opposition to the laws scene contained in the South Mesa space of La Sal Loop Road, southeast of metropolis.


She discovered Schulte in a creek partially clothed with fairly a number of gunshot wounds.

“Her arms and legs were at an awkward angle, and I went into shock in that moment,” Hunter mentioned.

Fearing the killer or killers might nonetheless be shut by, Hunter mentioned she referred to as police and didn’t search additional for Turner.

“I felt that Crystal was further south and that she had been brutalized more than Kylen; it’s just a feeling I have,” she mentioned. 

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“We don’t think they got a chance to,” Hunter mentioned. “We think they were ambushed.”

The Grand County Sheriff’s Office has launched few extra particulars contained in the case, citing the continued investigation.

Crystal Turner and Kylen Schulte were last seen alive at Woody's Tavern in Moab on Aug. 13.

Crystal Turner and Kylen Schulte had been final seen alive at Woody’s Tavern in Moab on Aug. 13.
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The horrific crime has shocked Moab residents, who quantity merely above 5,200, in accordance to U.S. Census data. Authorities haven’t nonetheless publicly acknowledged any suspects.

“This happens every day in other cities, but Moab is small,” mentioned Erin Bird, co-owner of the Moab Garage Co. espresso retailer on Main Street, all through the nook from the place Schulte labored on the Moonflower Cooperative grocery retailer. 

“We’re a really small community – 5,000 people in a town and lost two people,” she mentioned.

Local firms and nameless donors are providing a $20,000 reward for information that will crack the case, the sheriff’s workplace mentioned. Anyone with information is requested to title investigators at (435) 259-8115.

The space sees pretty only a few associates, nonetheless few crimes, in accordance to locals. Rental vehicles and resort rooms had been exhausting to uncover this week, and cross-country vacationers and vans, RVs and utterly totally different vehicles are seemingly in every single place.

Bird mentioned that she often crossed paths with Schulte at Moonflower when her espresso retailer ran out of varied parts. The longtime cashier knew she’d be in a rush and would cope along with her shortly, Bird mentioned.

The Moonflower Cooperative organic grocery store in Moab, Utah, is a point of connection between two unsolved cases that have attracted national attention.

The Moonflower Cooperative pure grocery retailer in Moab, Utah, is a degree of connection between two unsolved conditions which have attracted nationwide consideration.
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“She had a very kind presence, a gentle presence,” Bird mentioned. “She was really approachable and sweet.”

Across the road, on the Trailhead Public House, employees mentioned each Schulte and Turner had been unimaginable individuals. They had deliberate on hiring Turner, and the couple would have had jobs subsequent door to each other.

A day prior to the couple went lacking, on Aug. 12, an incident associated to one totally different unsolved case happened merely exterior the Moonflower, the place Schulte had been working till 3 p.m. 

A witness referred to as police to report a home incident between Gabby Petito, who has since gone lacking, and her fiancé, Brian Laundrie, at spherical 4:30 p.m. that day.


Police discovered them about quarter-hour later dashing down a mountain freeway merely north of metropolis, pulled them over and finally determined not to press costs.

The responding officers put together Laundrie with a resort room by the use of a nonprofit group and left Petito with the van. 

Petito final made contact alongside alongside along with her mom Aug. 25. Police mentioned Laundrie drove as soon as extra to Florida in her van and arrived Sept. 1 with out Petito. Petito’s mom reported her lacking 10 days later after she couldn’t attain her daughter, and Laundrie and his dad and mom allegedly failed to reply to her calls.

Laundrie has not cooperated with investigators contained in the lacking individuals case, and Grand County, Utah, authorities are “actively” wanting into whether or not or not or not the 2 conditions are related, Sheriff Steven White mentioned Thursday.

The FBI and police departments in fairly a number of states are furthermore concerned contained in the conditions.

Fox News’ Cristina Corbin contributed to this report.