Residents in Juab County reported to police that a man had been shot and his body dumped somewhere in the west desert, said Juab County Sheriff Douglas Anderson, according to the Deseret News.
Police arrested Troy Pexton, 56, and Scott Blackett, 41, both of Nephi, after investigators discovered the body of Michael Caussey along a highway in the area.
Anderson did not mention a motive in the suspected murder. Further details relating to Caussey’s death were not immediately available.
Pexton was charged with suspicion of murder, obstructing justice and abuse or desecration of a body, and Blackett for abuse or desecration of a body, FOX13 Salt Lake City reported.
Blackett reportedly was taken into custody after being treated and discharged from a hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening. It was unclear how he suffered the injuries.