A state trooper says investigating car wrecks takes precedence over the search for a man just named to the FBI's Most Wanted list.
Steven Ray Stout, 32, is being sought in the slayings of a West Valley City woman and her daughter and is believed to be hiding and being aided by family members in mountainous Webster County.Stout's father, uncles and several cousins live in Webster Springs, and some of them have been questioned concerning the suspect's whereabouts, state Trooper D.B. Whitt said Wednesday.
"We are following the standard procedure of investigation, but right now a car wreck takes precedence over Stout," he said. "We're only a small office here."
Stout is wanted on a capital murder warrant in the Jan. 22 slayings of Bonnie Craft, 41, and her daughter Maureen Turner, 19, who were bludgeoned, stabbed and strangled in their trailer home. Their bodies were hidden under a bed and in a closet and discovered later that day by Craft's husband.
He apparently was living under an overhanging rock that "he'd fortified to evade the elements" sometime after he left Utah in February, Whitt said.