The Golden Police Department is looking into a possible link between the suspects of an Oct. 30 homicide that happened on the University of Utah campus and the death of Mitchell Bradford Ingle, who …
After two days of conducting interviews with Jefferson County authorities, a husband and wife are now being listed as the sole suspects for the murder of Mitchell Bradford Ingle in Golden.
Golden investigators and representatives from the 1st Judicial District Attorney’s Office spent Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 in Utah interviewing Austin Jeffrey Boutain, 24, and his wife, Kathleen Elizabeth Rose Boutain, 23, on Ingle’s death.
Findings will be presented to the 1st Judicial District Attorney’s Office for filing of charges. Investigators will recommend serious charges including first degree murder, robbery and motor vehicle theft.
The coroner has ruled Ingle’s death a homicide, although additional details about his death are not being released at this time.
The Boutains are currently in custody in a Salt Lake City jail.
At 12:30 a.m. on Oct. 31, Salt Lake City Police requested that the Golden Police do a welfare check on Ingle, who had a month-long lease at the Clear Creek RV Park, 1401 10th St. Golden Police discovered Ingle, 63, deceased inside. Preliminary investigations indicate that he had been deceased for a few days, police said.
Austin Boutain is also a suspect for the Oct. 30 death of ChenWei Guo, an international student studying pre-computer science at the University of Utah.
The welfare check request came in because of the ongoing investigation of Guo’s death. Salt Lake City Police discovered a green 2000 Ford pickup truck with Colorado license plates in Utah, registered to Ingle.
Utah’s Deseret News reported that the Boutains fled from Colorado and that they had been camping in the foothills above the University of Utah. 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 also told police, according to the Deseret News, that they “had come to Utah in a stolen vehicle and that the vehicle had stolen firearms in it.”
According to a media release from the Golden Police Department, Ingle and the Boutains had recently met and did not have a long-term relationship.