SALT LAKE CITY — A man who police say is their main suspect in the shooting death of a woman in a motel earlier this week has been booked into jail.
But Salt Lake police detective Greg Wilking declined to release that person's name Thursday while the search continues for two other people of interest in the case.Comment on this story
The man was arrested for investigation of an unrelated charge and was being held in the Salt Lake County Jail on a parole violation, Wilking said. "Evidence strongly suggests" the man is responsible for the killing of Mechelle Lindberg, 25, of Pleasant Grove, whose body was found about 8:45 a.m. Tuesday at the Gateway Inn, 819 W. North Temple, he said.
Police still have not released a possible cause of death for Lindberg or said whether she had obvious signs of trauma.
The search continued Thursday for Kristie Marie Hansen, 26, and Javier Rodriquez Pena, 29. Investigators believe the pair were in the area of the motel Tuesday and were somehow associated with the victim, Wilking said.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to call police at 801-799-3000.