Suspect identified in Moab double murder

Posted at 6:51 PM, May 11, 2022 and last updated 10:15 PM, May 11, 2022

By: Jeff Tavss

GRAND COUNTY, Utah (KSTU) — The Grand County Sheriff’s Office has identified a suspect in the double murder of a married couple outside Moab last August.

 

In a release Wednesday, Adam Pinkusiewicz was named the suspect connected to the deaths of Kylen Schulte and Crystal Turner. The couple’s bodies were found on Aug. 18 at a campsite in the South Mesa area of the La Sal Mountains.

Adam Pinkusiewicz is the suspect connected to the deaths of Kylen Schulte and Crystal Turner. Pinkusiewicz later died by suicide. (Grand County Sheriff’s Office)

According to the sheriff’s office, Pinkusiewicz told another person that he had killed the women and had provided details that only investigators were aware of.

Pinkusiewicz later died by suicide in September 2021 after leaving the state.

Officials say Pinkusiewicz was a former employee at the McDonald’s in Moab where Turner also worked. At the time of the murders, he was identified as a person of interest.

The sheriff’s office said investigators are now processing “critical and newly discovered evidence,” including Pinkusiewicz’s car, a 2007 Yaris after it was located and seized.

This story was originally published May 11, 2022 by KSTU in Salt Lake City, an E.W. Scripps Company.

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