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In a rural Utah town, two detectives craft their own method of investigating D.V. and rape cases: empowering survivors
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In a rural Utah town, two detectives craft their own method of investigating D.V. and rape cases: empowering survivors

By Stephen Dark The following story was reported by The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with The Deseret News. One late June 2021 afternoon, Carbon County victim advocate Denna Fausett drove to Mesquite, Nevada. She picked up 25-year-old Josie Powell at the trailer park she lived in and brought her back to downtown Price,...

How to protect yourself from fraud in Utah
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How to protect yourself from fraud in Utah

The following story was written by Eric S. Peterson and was reported by The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with Utah Stories. Suppose you make friends with a new member of your ward, softball team, bocce club, etc. One day your new pal offers to get you in on the ground floor of an...

Former Utah deaf school aide charged with multiple counts of child rape
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Former Utah deaf school aide charged with multiple counts of child rape

The following story was written by Eric S. Peterson of The Utah Investigative Journalism Project and published in partnership with  The Salt Lake Tribune. Prosecutors filed 10 felony charges Wednesday against Tyler Agustin Jex, a former teaching aide for deaf children in Utah, alleging he raped and sexually assaulted multiple students. It has been a...

Prosecutor covering two counties is stretched thin–raising questions about the quality of justice in Wayne County
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Prosecutor covering two counties is stretched thin–raising questions about the quality of justice in Wayne County

The following story was written and reported by Eric Peterson of The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with The Salt Lake Tribune and The Insider newspaper in Wayne and Garfield counties. Loa • On July 31, 2018, a Wayne County sheriff’s deputy pulled up on an ugly scene: A woman stood in the driveway...

There’s evidence missing from Salt Lake City’s cold case files. But police have never done an audit to know how much
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There’s evidence missing from Salt Lake City’s cold case files. But police have never done an audit to know how much

The following is the second in a two-part series that was written and researched by The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with The Salt Lake Tribune. Read Part 1 here. Anthony Adams, a gay, black Socialist activist, was found brutally stabbed to death in his Salt lake City Avenues apartment on Nov. 6, 1978....

The murder of Anthony Adams: A four-decade-old mystery that Salt Lake City Police are still investigating
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The murder of Anthony Adams: A four-decade-old mystery that Salt Lake City Police are still investigating

The following is the first in a two-part series written and researched by The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with The Salt Lake Tribune. You can read part 2 here. “Who Killed Anthony Adams?” The question spray-painted as graffiti across Salt Lake City 40 years ago still begs an answer. Adams’ body was discovered...

The cheap drug spice is on the rise in Salt Lake City — and it’s killing people
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The cheap drug spice is on the rise in Salt Lake City — and it’s killing people

The following story was written and researched by Ryan Trimble for the Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with The Salt Lake Tribune. When David Shay began smoking spice, he believed he was choosing a safe, legal alternative to marijuana. “I wasn’t able to smoke marijuana because of drug tests at my job,” he says,...