A man wanted in connection with the murder of two West Valley women last January was featured on the nationally syndicated "America's Most Wanted," a television show geared to helping police locate fugitives wanted in connection with major crimes.
The show, seen on KSTU in Utah, has been credited with generating tips leading to the arrest of several fugitives featured on the program.Steven Ray Stout, 31, is wanted in connection with the deaths of Bonnie Craft, 41, and her daughter Maureen Turner, 19. The women were found strangled and bludgeoned in their mobile home Jan. 22.
Sunday's program featured videotaped footage of a family vacation taken by Stout, his former wife and her parents. The footage was shot by his wife's father. His former wife has since obtained a divorce and moved from Utah.
Stout is believed to be hiding out in the Webster Springs area of West Virginia where his family resides. Police suspect family members are helping to hide Stout in the hill country outside the small city. Police are reluctant to enter the area because of hostilities between them and the hill people.
Stout has reportedly been spotted in the area twice and once eluded police who chased a car driving into the heavily wooded area outside the town.
Two counts of first-degree murder have been filed against Stout in 5th Circuit Court, Salt Lake City.