Newly released evidence in search of missing Tooele teens

Newly released evidence points to homicide of missing Tooele teens (Photo: KUTV)

(KUTV) – Investigators searched the home and property of the mother of missing Utah teen Riley Powell last month, according to a search warrant released Monday.

The warrant also contains new revelations about the investigation into the disappearance of Powell and his girlfriend, Breezy Otteson.

And they believe the evidence found was used to commit homicide, the desecration of a body and obstruction of justice.

The affidavit and subsequent search warrant show police entered the residence of Mistie Carlson and Lee Shepherd on January 16th. The house is located off of Highway 36 near Lofgreen.

They recovered a number of items including drug paraphernalia, two letters addressed to Carlson, a receipt dated 12/28 from a store in Eureka and a camouflage tie-down strap.

Powell, 18, and Otteson, 18, have not been seen or heard from since Dec. 30 when they were spotted in Eureka in Juab County.

The search warrant was executed on January 16th at the home of Riley Powell’s mother in Lofgreen, Tooele County.

According to the affidavit: "Affiant believes the property and evidence described above is evidence of the crime or crimes of Obstruction of Justice Desecration of a dead human body homicide."

You can read the entire affidavit below:


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