On Feb 19, 2023, Alexander Wardell, 30, was taken into custody and booked into the Salt Lake County Jail on suspicion of kidnapping and negligent homicide. The police allege that Alexander kidnapped his girlfriend and their dog and locked them a storage unit that later caught fire and she died .
On Saturday afternoon, Murray firefighters and police responded to a fire at a storage unit located at 4608 S. 900 East. The fire was reported around 11:38 pm and the firefighters were able to contain the blaze, however that’s when they found the woman whose identity is being withheld at this time
Wardell told police that he had closed the door to the unit while she was inside and placed the lock on the door before leaving on foot, according to a probable cause statement.
Tonight, Wardell is being held in jail with no bail and is being charged with
Violation Of Parole.
Please stay tuned for updates as they became available..