A newlywed Utah couple was found dead from gunshot wounds at their campsite just days after complaining to friends about a “creepy guy” who had been hanging around the area. Crystal Michelle Turner, 38, and Kylen Carrol Schulte, 24, were found by a friend who’d gone searching for them on Wednesday, August 18 in the South Mesa area of the La Sal Loop Road in Grand County, the Grand County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.
- Turner and Schulte never returned from their trip. KUTV reports the friend who discovered the women’s bodies had gone looking for them as they hadn’t returned from the trip and failed to report to their respective jobs. The couple had complained to friends multiple times during the trip about a man who had been “creeping them out” near their campsite.
- The “creepy guy” seemed to be a regular problem. As Schulte’s aunt, Bridget Calvert, told Fox 13, the women had complained about the man on multiple occasions. “Friday evening, they were with friends and told them there was a creepy guy at their campsite, just: ‘This guy creeped us out, might have to move,'” Calvert recalled. “Saturday, they told their friends ‘there’s been this creepy guy at our site, we’re definitely moving campsites today.'”
- The women were beloved by their local community. Schulte and Turner had only gotten married four months ago and were well-loved in their community. Calvert described Schulte as a bright light in everyone’s life. “Her having such a beautiful soul, to see it complimented with someone like Crystal – that they could really enjoy life and do it together,” she said.
- The Grand County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the case as a homicide. They called in the State Bureau of Investigation as well as the FBI to help with the investigations. As Sheriff Steven White told Fox 13, everyone is working hard to find out what happened to the women and to bring whoever’s responsible to justice. “Just know that everything is being done that we can possibly do, that is why we have asked for the additional resources,” he said. “We want to make sure we do it thoroughly, we do it complete, and we do it right.”