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Ricks' death being investigated as a homicide; Search continues for alleged kidnappers' weapons

Ricks' death being investigated as a homicide; Search continues for alleged kidnappers' weapons

(Sublette County, Wyo.) - The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office issued an advisory today concerning weapons being searched for in the Harrison case near Half Moon Lake. Flint Harrison, 51, and his son, 22-year-old Dereck James Harrison, were recently taken into custody in the Half Moon Lake area in Sublette County after an intensive manhunt stemming from a Utah case involving the kidnaping of a Centerville, Utah, woman and her four daughters. On Thursday, in the mountainous Half Moon Lake area about 7 ½ miles northeast of Pinedale, law enforcement officials located the white Utah Transit Authority pickup used by UTA employee Kay Ricks, who was reported missing from the Salt Lake City, Utah, area on May 12. The body of Ricks, 63, was found in neighboring Lincoln County on May 17. His death is being investigated as a homicide by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigations. Sublette County Sheriff Stephen Haskell said today that several firearms and knives believed to have been in the Harrisons’ possession while they were at large in Sublette County remain unaccounted for and may still be in the area around Half Moon Lake. “It is extremely important that if anyone encounters any firearms, knives or unattended camping equipment in the area that they not disturb or even touch them, but to note their location and notify the Sheriff’s Office immediately,” Haskell said. “Once we are called, we will have deputies secure the scene right away to collect them properly and preserve them as evidence.” The two Harrisons were transported to Davis County, Utah, on Thursday, to face charges in the Centerville case, as the investigation continues. *Feature Photo: Kay Porter Ricks and the missing UTA truck. h/t a UTA missing poster / Pitchengine Communities* #buckrail #news