OGDEN, Utah — A suspect in a 2012 California killing is in jail following a fraudulent $3 purchase.
Cody Tripp, 33, was booked Wednesday in the Weber County Jail in Ogden, Utah, and is being held with out bail, the Standard-Examiner reported on Thursday.
Tripp is the precept suspect in the killing of 29-year-old Jordan Vigil, whose physique was found in Tripp’s Castro Valley, California, residence on May 14, 2012, authorities say.
Online info do not report an authorized skilled for Tripp who may contact upon the allegations.
Tripp is listed as one in all many Alameda County sheriff’s office’s most wanted fugitives.
Finding Tripp after virtually seven years on the run all started with a fraud case regarding a $3.08 purchase at an Ogden retailer.
Ogden Police Detective Rachel Walker, who was assigned to the case, said Thursday she repeatedly investigates fraud circumstances, and dealt with the $3 case the similar as she would for a quite a bit greater fraud case.
Walker found Sunset, Utah, home-owner, in the strategy of shifting, suspected his financial institution playing cards have been stolen by one in all many people shifting furnishings. Walker said she began by asking the shifting agency for documentation for the entire movers on the residence.
Walker found an immigration card in these paperwork that she believed appeared fraudulent. She was proper.
But Tripp simply is not in the United States illegally, Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Carl Rusnok said.
Walker and totally different investigators utilized the division’s Area Tactical Analysis Center, which traced a cellphone amount to an rental in Salt Lake City.
Walker, one different detective and an agent with the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement went to the rental on Wednesday and confirmed Tripp’s identification. They moreover found that Tripp was a homicide suspect. Police took Tripp into custody.
“This is a prime example of taking what appears to be a nothing case and digging to determine whether it is in fact a nothing case before moving on,” Ogden Police Chief Randy Watt said.
Tripp will doubtless be extradited to California in reference to Vigil’s dying.