Police arrest suspect in fatal carjacking at Univ. of Utah, also wanted for homicide in Colorado

Golden homicide victim ID'd as Mitch Ingle
Posted at 10:39 AM, Oct 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-31 20:43:17-04

DENVER – Police on Tuesday arrested a man who was wanted in connection to homicides in Utah and Colorado.

Salt Lake City police said shortly after 1 p.m. that Austin Boutain, 24, was taken into custody. Police in Golden, Colorado told Denver7 that Boutain turned himself in.

Police said they responded to the university campus in Salt Lake City around 8:15 p.m. Monday after a woman reported being assaulted by her husband, according to KTVX. Shortly thereafter, police received multiple reports of shots fired.

Police said Boutain attempted to steal a car and in the process, shot and killed the driver -- a 23-year-old Chinese student named ChenWei Guo. The suspect then left the scene. His wife, Kathleen Boutain, was taken into custody.

In a news conference Tuesday morning, police said Boutain was wanted for homicide in Colorado.

Golden police said they responded to the Clear Creek RV Park, 1401 10th St. at about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday to conduct a welfare check at the request of Salt Lake City police. There, they found an unidentified 63-year-old man dead inside a trailer. He appears to have been dead for several days, police said. He was later identified as Mitchell Bradford Ingle.

Police said Ingle was staying at the RV park on a short-term lease and his death is being investigated as a homicide. Both Austin and Kathleen Boutain are considered persons of interest in the case.

Salt Lake City police said Boutain may have been driving a green 2000 Ford pickup truck with Colorado license plates 460 DZX. Golden police said that pickup was registered to the man found dead inside the trailer.

Classes at the University of Utah were canceled Tuesday but the campus remained open.

According to the Associated Press, a librarian in Salt Lake City spotted Austin Boutain Tuesday, and that Boutain surrendered to police after the librarian alerted authorities.