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Missing Utah woman found dead in car, family says

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The missing Utah woman who police said disappeared voluntarily has been found dead in her car, according to her family.

Erin Valenti, a 33-year-old CEO of Tinker Ventures, a Salt Lake City-based tech company, was discovered “deceased in her vehicle in San Jose” on Saturday. Before she was reported missing, Valenti was reportedly on her way to the San Jose International Airport in California to head home to Utah on Monday.

“Erin has been found. Please call off the search,” her family said in a statement, posted to Facebook by Missing Pieces Network. “We all greatly appreciate the effort and support people have provided. The family will release more information as they are able to.”

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In the “Help Find Erin Valenti” Facebook group, the family continued: “Many of you have seen that the search for Erin has been called off. While we were praying for a different outcome, we are so appreciative for the help and support you have given.”

“Please remember Erin as the beautiful, smart, funny woman that she was. I don’t have any details that have not been in the media. I’m sure that Harrison will thank you himself when he is able, but please be patient,” the post read.

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Valenti’s husband, Harrison Weinstein, pleaded online Wednesday for help finding his wife. He said she was last seen in Palo Alto, Calif., on Monday afternoon, “but never returned her rental car or made it on her flight home to Utah.”

“Her phone has been off since Monday night. If you have seen or heard from her please let me know,” her husband wrote. “Any information to her whereabouts is much appreciated and can be directed to me, her family, or the San Jose Police Department.”

On Friday, San Jose Police Sgt. Enrique Garcia told KSTU investigators were “treating this case as a voluntary missing person.” However, Valenti’s family says she seemed to be distraught on the night she disappeared. Weinstein and Valenti’s parents told the station that they spoke to her on the phone Monday and she seemed manic, though she has no history of mental illness.

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“I get that people have the right to disappear, but that’s not this,” Weinstein told KTVU. “Everything she said, she was planning on coming home. She was trying to get to the airport. She’s not thinking clearly.”

A San Jose police officer made contact with Valenti by phone Monday night, the East Bay Times reported. Weinstein told the outlet: “The officer said she wasn’t making any sense. They drove around looking for her on Monday night and never found her.”

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Valenti’s mother, Whitey Valenti, said she spoke with her daughter “for hours on and off” on Monday night.

“Her thoughts were disconnected. She talked a mile a minute. She’d say I’m coming home for Thanksgiving, then in the next she was saying she’s in the Matrix.”

Fox News’ Morgan Phillips contributed to this report.

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Family of missing Utah tech CEO, police dispute whether disappearance was voluntary

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The family of a missing Utah woman who was last seen Monday say that police in California incorrectly described her disappearance as voluntary.

Family members say Erin Valenti, CEO of Salt-Lake City-based app developer Tinker Ventures, was last seen in Palo Alto, Calif. She was supposedly on her way to the San Jose airport to head home to Salt Lake City.

Valenti’s husband Harrison Weinstein wrote on Facebook that phone activity suggested Valenti was driving in San Jose. She never returned her rental car or made it on her flight back to Utah, and she’s had no phone or credit card activity since Monday.

San Jose police spokesman Sgt. Enrique Garcia told Fox 13 Friday that “at this time, we are treating this case as a voluntary missing person.” However, Valenti’s family says she seemed to be distraught on the night she disappeared. Weinstein and Valenti’s parents told the station that they spoke to her on the phone Monday and she seemed manic, though she has no history of mental illness.

“I get that people have the right to disappear, but that’s not this,” Weinstein told KTVU. “Everything she said she was planning on coming home. She was trying to get to the airport. She’s not thinking clearly.”

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“She seemed confused. We said, ‘Did you drink anything?  Did anybody give you anything?’ and she said, ‘No,'” her mother Agnes Valenti said, “But my daughter is so smart and she is such a strong independent lady and this has never happened before.”

Valenti is described as 5-foot-4 with blond hair. She was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and jeans.

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Utah police officer survives crash after truck slams into patrol car along interstate

A highway patrol officer in Utah has been released from the hospital after surviving when a truck lost control and struck his car on the side of an interstate over the weekend.

The Utah Highway Patrol said the crash happened shortly after 1:30 p.m. Saturday along Interstate 15 in Box Elder County, located north of Salt Lake City.

Sgt. Brian Nelson was stopped on the side of the road to investigate his third crash of the day along the stretch of the interstate when a white Dodge pickup truck hydroplaned and hit his vehicle.

“If he would have been outside of his car, I think the damages and injuries would’ve been a lot worse,” UHP Cpl. Colton Freckleton told FOX13.

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The highway patrol said a medical helicopter was preparing to pick up Nelson, who reported having “serious neck pain,” but was canceled due to heavy rain.

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Damage to Sgt. Brian Nelson’s vehicle after it was struck by a truck that hydroplaned Saturday on Interstate 15 in Box Elder County. (Colonel Michael Rapich/Utah Highway Patrol)

Nelson was transported to an area hospital, where he was checked out and did not have any visible breaks. He was later treated and released and plans to follow up with his own doctor next week after resting, according to police.

“We’re lucky that he was inside his vehicle enough to take that impact,” Freckleton told FOX13.

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Before the crash, officials said that Nelson was warning the driver involved in the initial crash to stay in his car in case anyone else lost control on the highway.

Freckleton told FOX13 the woman driving the truck that hit Nelson’s car had seen the accident and moved over to give them space but did not anticipate hydroplaning on the highway.

“We ask that drivers first reduce your speed and then move over if you have an open lane,” he said.

Officials released video of the crash on Sunday to Facebook, which showed the moment the truck the trooper’s vehicle and the other vehicle involved in the initial crash before skidding down the rain-soaked interstate lanes.

“Another vivid reminder of the importance of SLOWING DOWN in inclement weather,” police said.

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Freckleton said in his five years with the highway patrol, he’s been hit twice. The most recent was in August when responding to a traffic accident that he described as a “pretty scary experience.”

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He told FOX13 that authorities finding that incidents involving drivers hitting patrol vehicles with their lights on is happening more frequently.

“I don’t see that the message is getting clearly across,” he said Sunday. “I feel like it’s getting worse, and I also think another reason this is happening because drivers are driving distracted.”

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Hiker airlifted to hospital after bison attack at Utah park, was reportedly trying to warn friend

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A 22-year-old woman had to be airlifted to a hospital on Friday after she was charged by bison at a state park in Utah and sustained multiple injuries to her legs, according to officials.

The incident happened at Antelope Island State Park around 7:30 p.m., located northwest of Salt Lake City.

Utah State Parks Lt. Eric Stucki said the woman sustained a broken leg and laceration to her other leg, possibly due to being gored, after she was charged and thrown into the air by the animal.

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The woman, who has not been identified, was on a trail and heading toward a companion when the incident took place.

Stucki told KSL-TV the woman was hiking when she spotted the bison about 50 yards away and tried to warn her friend about the animal because she knew her companion was uncomfortable around them.

The bison, however, charged the woman and threw her into the air. The animal then nudged the woman with its nose as she remained still on the ground before moving off, according to Stucki.

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Stucki told FOX13 the woman was flown to McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden, but her injuries are not life-threatening.

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Officials are warning visitors who visit the park that bison roam freely, and they should keep their distance as the animals can be aggressive.

Wildlife on Antelope Island include hundreds of bison. The state park is connected to the Great Salt Lake’s southeastern shore by a 7-mile-long causeway.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Rudy Giuliani blasts ‘bitter’ Romney over response to Trump-Ukraine case

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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani slammed Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, for what he called a weak response to the Ukraine phone call whistleblower’s complaint against President Trump.

Giuliani said Thursday on “The Ingraham Angle” that Romney — the 2012 Republican presidential nominee — is still upset he lost his election, while Trump won his own White House bid — as he rejected the former Massachusetts’ governor’s reaction to the Ukraine news.

On Sunday, Romney tweeted, “If the President asked or pressured Ukraine’s president to investigate his political rival, either directly or through his personal attorney, it would be troubling in the extreme. Critical for the facts to come out.”

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Giuliani dismissed Romney’s concern.

“I don’t know, maybe he is as confused about this as he was when [CNN debate moderator] Candy Crowley contradicted him and his campaign fell apart,” Giuliani said.

At a 2012 debate with then-President Barack Obama in Hempstead, N.Y., Romney questioned whether Obama had called the Benghazi attack an “act of terror” rather than “spontaneous” violence that grew out of a protest against an anti-Islam video. Crowley then intervened: “He did in fact, sir … call it an act of terror.”

However, after the debate, Crowley conceded that Mitt Romney was “right” on the broader point — that the administration for days insisted it was a spontaneous act.

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“He was right in the main. I just think he picked the wrong word,” she said at the time.

On “The Ingraham Angle,” Giuliani continued in his reaction to Romney’s tweet.

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“I wouldn’t count on him. And he’s bitter about Donald Trump.”

“Look, Mitt, Trump did what you couldn’t do. Trump has an ability to relate to people — you don’t,” he said.

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Utah restaurant owner appears to spray cigarette smoker in face with fire extinguisher

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A Utah restaurant owner was captured on video Friday appearing to spray a fire extinguisher in the face of a smoker who he claimed was within 25 feet of his business.

The incident was recorded around 5:30 p.m. near the Gallivan Center in Salt Lake City.

In the video, restaurant owner Alex Jamison could be seen holding a fire extinguisher while he argued with two men — one of whom was smoking — about whether they were within 25 feet of his business.

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“Are you really going to spray him with a fire extinguisher?” the woman recording the video asked.

“I’m going to put that cigarette out,” Jamison responded. “You can’t smoke right here.”

The man with whom Jamison primarily had been arguing appeared to put a lit cigarette in his mouth and said: “Do it.”

Jamison then appeared to spray the fire extinguisher in the man’s face. Someone could be heard saying, “Call the cops.”

“Well I’ll say that I’m not proud of my behavior, I let myself get egged on and I overreacted,” Jamison said in a statement released to KSL-TV. “I’m a protective small business owner who has asked hundreds of people not to smoke near our patio in the interest of our customers and our neighbors’ customers.”

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Jamison said he had asked the smoker “multiple times” that day to “go to the designated smoking area but should not have reacted to feeling disrespected.”

The smoker, identified by the station as Jon Bird, said he’s been experiencing shortness of breath and headaches from the chemicals he inhaled.

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“Who in their right mind puts a fire extinguisher a foot and a half away from someone’s face and just lets go?” he asked.

The Salt Lake City Police Department said it was investigating the incident.

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Utah man, 29, ran 50-state opioid ring out of basement; now faces life in prison, authorities say

A man in Utah was convicted Friday of running a multimillion-dollar opioid ring out if his basement that pumped more than a half-million counterfeit pills laced with fentanyl across the country into all 50 states, according to a report.

A federal jury found Aaron Michael Shamo, 29, of Cottonwood Heights, guilty of 12 federal charges as the ringleader of a group of friends who made and sold illegal drugs on the dark web, The Salt Lake Tribune reported.

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He was found guilty of running a “continuing criminal enterprise,” which carries a mandatory life sentence, according to the newspaper. The jury was hung on one charge related to the overdose death of a man in California.

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Aaron Michael Shamo, 29, was convicted of running a multi-million dollar opioid ring on the dark web. (Weber County Sheriff’s Office)

“Shamo’s conviction today is a significant victory in the ongoing war on illegal opioids in our state and nation,“ Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes said in a statement. “Utahns owe a debt of gratitude to all involved in taking down this predator.”

Prosecutors argued Shamo was a ruthless drug dealer who gambled heavily, partied on boats and paid for table service at concerts all while knowing that his customers were becoming sick from the knock-off prescription pills he sold them.

In order to evade a possible life sentence, defense said Shamo was not smart enough to be the leader of the operation, noting he purchased a pill press machine, packaging items and other supplies in his own name without trying to cover it up. They also noted that several other members of the group accepted plea deals and will not serve time behind bars.

“He’s going to die in prison,” Shamo’s defense attorney, Greg Skordas, told the newspaper. “That was the government’s goal. And they reached it.”

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“He’s just a kid,” Skordas continued, “and to think that he will never have another meal with his family, never go on a date, never watch his child be born. Ever. He’s 29 years old. And his life is over.”

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Reward up to $20G offered as search continues for husband-wife murder suspects who ‘overpowered’ Utah officers

Authorities offered up to $20,000 Wednesday for information leading to the capture of an “armed and dangerous” married couple wanted for murder in Arizona who police say overpowered guards, escaped a transport vehicle bringing them across the country in Utah and evaded a two-day manhunt.

The U.S. Marshals Service has been poring through dozens of tips since Blane Barksdale, 56, and Susan Barksdale, 59, were last seen in Blanding, Utah, on Monday. The agency hopes to get more leads by offering the reward money — $10,000 per fugitive.

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“We’re getting tips left and right and looking into the validity of each one,” U.S. Deputy Marshal Michael Adams told the Associated Press.

Other agencies, including the FBI, are involved in the sweeping manhunt for the Barksdales. Police say the couple somehow “overpowered two security officers” while being transported from Henrietta, N.Y., to Pima County, Ariz., where they are wanted for the murder of Frank Bligh.

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They were last seen driving a red GMC Sierra pickup truck with damage to the front passenger door and rear bumper, police said. Authorities believe the husband and wife already left Utah and may be driving through Arizona.

The suspects were arrested May 24 in upstate New York and charged with first-degree murder, burglary, arson and auto theft in connection with the disappearance of Bligh, 72, who was reported missing following the April 16 fire and explosion at his Tucson home. Bligh’s car was found abandoned the day after the fire. While his body has not been found, investigators say evidence in the car indicated he was likely dead. The Barksdales were later identified as suspects.

​​​​​​​Fox News’ Paulina Dedaj and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Veteran carries fellow Marine to Utah mountain summit: ‘We’re all a band of brothers’

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When it comes to the U.S. Marines, one of their core beliefs is to leave no man behind.

That motto was on full display last week when retired Marine Sgt. John Nelson was caught on video carrying his friend and fellow Marine, Staff Sgt. Jonathon Blank, to the summit of Utah’s Mount Timpanogos.

Blank lost his legs in an explosion in Afghanistan in 2010, with Nelson nearby when the blast occurred. The two, who served together on long-range reconnaissance missions, joined “Fox & Friends” Tuesday to detail the inspirational journey, which spanned 14 miles and 4,500 feet of elevation.

The sight of Nelson carrying Blank, who weighs about 135 pounds, on his back left two fellow hikers in awe and one shared the video on Facebook.

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Phil Casper wrote, “They sought no special attention. The disabled vet said he weighed 135 lbs. They were committed to reach the summit. Having just exhausted myself to reach the summit with less than 5 lbs on my back, it was hard to fathom the drive that the pair possessed to achieve their goal. To have arrived where I met them was already an incredible accomplishment. It was a powerful and inspiring experience to see them on their way.”

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Nelson said he and Blank now plan to climb Mount Whitney, which is 14,500 feet high, in California on Veterans Day with other Marines assisting. He said he got the idea after helping a fellow Marine carry his mother, who suffers from MS, about halfway up the mountain.

“After that, basically, Jon was telling me he wanted to do it for five years, so Thursday I was like, ‘Hey let’s go climb Mount Timpanogos,” he recalled.

Blank said he hopes that others may be inspired to push through their own limitations in life and emphasized the bond that U.S. service members share after they serve in combat together.

“I try to stay close with all of our platoon. We’re all a band of brothers, we’re so tight. They’re my family,” he said.

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Bobcats caught on camera running amok in Utah neighborhoods

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A family of bobcats was spotted roaming through Salt Lake City and Millcreek in Utah in broad daylight this week, a rarity for the animals.

“For them to be seen in a neighborhood — full daylight, in kind of an urban area — is a little bit more unusual,” Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) spokesperson Faith Heaton Jolley told Fox 13.

The stunning video showed a mother bobcat and her cubs scampering through backyards.

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Jolley told the station that the bobcat population has declined this year due to what biologists believe to be a decrease in the number of rabbits, a frequent source of food.

“The theory is, when they [bobcats] do come into urban areas, they’re typically just looking for other food sources,” she said.

Although the neighborhoods have seen other wildlife activity, including deer, quail, snakes and even hawks, bobcats have been a rarity. The DWR warned the cats are “cute but wild!”

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“One of our biologists has speculated, maybe the mother was trying to teach her kittens to hunt,” Jolley said. “We’re kind of speculating that it’s the same family of bobcats traveling through.”

The DWR warned people living in the area to “bring your pets in at night and watch the bobcats from a distance,” to avoid danger.

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