Utt is suspected of killing 78-year-old Shirley Ann Ramey in her home in the 1600 block of Trestle Creek Road near Hope, Idaho, on Wednesday. Ramey, a longtime area resident, was the former city clerk in Hope.
Bonner County Sheriff Daryl Wheeler said Saturday that Ramey and Utt did not appear to know each other but Utt was living in a camper on Trestle Creek Road about a quarter of a mile from Ramey’s home.
Utt was identified as a suspect 24 hours after the murder and investigators initially believed he had fled to Oregon. The U.S. Marshals office helped track Utt to an Amtrak train that was set to arrive in Spokane around midnight, Wheeler said. More here. Nina Culver/SR