Arrest warrants issued to married couple suspected of Golden RV park homicide

Suspects remain in jail in Utah

Posted 11/3/17

After two days of conducting interviews with Jefferson County authorities, a husband and wife are now the sole suspects for the Oct. 27 murder of Mitchell Bradford Ingle, 63, in Golden.

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Arrest warrants issued to married couple suspected of Golden RV park homicide

Suspects remain in jail in Utah

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After two days of conducting interviews with Jefferson County authorities, a husband and wife are now the sole suspects for the Oct. 27 murder of Mitchell Bradford Ingle, 63, in Golden.

The First Judicial District Attorney's Office issued arrest warrants on Nov. 3 for Austin Jeffrey Boutain, 24, and Kathleen Elizabeth Rose Boutain, 23. The warrants were issued for suspicion of first degree murder, conspiracy to commit first degree murder and aggravated robbery, among others.

The Boutains are in custody in a Salt Lake City jail on other charges, including separate murder charges for Jeffrey following the death of a University of Utah student Chen Wei Guo.

The Jeffco warrants will put a hold on them in the case that they post bond on the local charges in Utah, said Pam Russell, the communications director for the First Judicial District Attorney's Office.

Golden investigators and representatives from the First Judicial District Attorney's Office spent Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 in Utah interviewing the Boutains. On Nov. 1, Golden Police announced that the county coroner had ruled Ingle's death a homicide.
Ingle's family is requesting privacy at this time. However, family members provided the following statement for media publication:

“Mitchell Ingle was a loving father, brother, husband, grandfather and friend to all. He enjoyed skiing, boating, four wheeling and camping. We will miss his contagious laugh, humor and easygoing personality. He was taken from us unexpectedly and will forever be in our memories. We would like to thank everyone for their gifts, thoughts, and prayers. We would ask that you give us time to grieve and process the loss of our loved one.”

According to the arrest affidavit, the Boutains took a bus from Long Beach, California to Colorado sometime in September. They set up a tent in downtown Denver, and eventually made their way to Lakewood, then Golden, where they lived in a tent under a bridge off Sixth Avenue for a couple of weeks. Austin Boutain's first meeting with Ingle was at Ingle's trailer where Ingle had a month-long lease at Clear Creek RV Park, 1401 10th St. Boutain had sold Ingle some marijuana.

On Oct. 27, Kathleen and Austin Boutain had another encounter with Ingle, and eventually the three of them went into Ingle's trailer to smoke marijuana and drink whiskey, the arrest affidavit states. Austin Boutain told police that Ingle made sexual comments to his wife, which angered him, the affidavit states. The married couple began to plot robbery after Ingle had gone to bed, according to the affidavit, and at about 9:30 p.m., Austin Boutain told Kathleen Boutain that he was going to kill Ingle at 10 p.m.

The affidavit states that after Austin Boutain killed Ingle with a knife, the couple stole three guns, blankets, clothes, food and money. They headed to Utah in Ingle's green 2000 Ford pickup truck, and picked up an unidentified homeless couple along the way — who were last known to be in possession of the truck, according to the affidavit.

Utah's Deseret News newspaper reported that the Boutains had been camping in the foothills above the University of Utah after they fled Colorado. At about 8:30 p.m. Oct. 30, Kathleen Boutain came down from their campsite to call police to report that her husband had assaulted her. She was arrested for possession of narcotics and theft.

Austin Boutain is being held in jail in Utah for an attempted carjacking that lead to the Oct. 30 death of ChenWei Guo, an international student studying pre-computer science at the University of Utah. Austin Boutain fled the scene, but was located and taken into custody the next day.

At 12:30 a.m. on Oct. 31, Salt Lake City Police requested that the Golden Police do a welfare check on Ingle because of the ongoing investigation of Guo's death. Golden Police discovered Ingle deceased inside.

According to the affidavit, Utah's Deputy Chief Rick McClenon stated that Austin Boutain was interviewed and “he confessed to the murder in Utah and the murder in Golden.”

Investigators say Austin Boutain is a convicted felon and was on parole out of Wisconsin, which was recently transferred to Alabama.

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