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A Utah man never hit his wife–until he tried to kill her. But how he treated her was a warning sign
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A Utah man never hit his wife–until he tried to kill her. But how he treated her was a warning sign

The following story was reported by The Utah Investigative Journalism Project with funding from The Alicia Patterson Foundation and the Fund for Investigative Journalism in partnership with The Salt Lake Tribune. Jennifer Andrus didn’t have any bruises. She didn’t have black eyes, or other injuries to her face or head that are considered typical warning...

Are Utah victims being left behind by a 50-year-old understanding of domestic violence?
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Are Utah victims being left behind by a 50-year-old understanding of domestic violence?

By Eric S. Peterson and K. Sophie Will The following story was funded by The Alicia Patterson Foundation and The Fund for Investigative Journalism and was reported by The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with The Salt Lake Tribune. Carla feels like she’s “on a roller coaster” with her boyfriend, Jake. He’s dragged her...

Stressed rural domestic violence shelters are turning people away
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Stressed rural domestic violence shelters are turning people away

The following story was supported by funding from the Alicia Patterson Foundation and the Fund for Investigative Journalism and was reported by The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with The Salt Lake Tribune. On a typical afternoon in 2021, Kait Sorensen answered the phone at a rural Utah domestic violence shelter — and had...

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,...