4 more teens arrested in killing of 16-year-old in Lindon

4 more teens arrested in killing of 16-year-old in Lindon

The investigation into the Aug. 1 death of the 16-year-old who was killed in some kind of fight has resulted in four more teens being arrested. But Lindon police are still very tight-lipped about the case. (Laura Seitz, Deseret News)

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LINDON — Four more teenagers have been arrested in the death of 16-year-old boy who was killed during the early morning hours of Aug. 1.

But Lindon police continue to be very tight-lipped about the homicide and have not even released the identity of the 16-year-old victim in the case.

As of Thursday, five “individuals” — all between the ages of 16 and 17 — have now been arrested in connection with the death.

“All five individuals who have been arrested were involved in the circumstances surrounding the death of the victim,” Lindon police said in a prepared statement. “The investigation is still active as we work through further information.”

Police declined to identify any of the five suspects and also specifically declined to even say what crimes the five are accused of committing.

What Lindon police have said is that the incident occurred about 2 a.m. on Aug. 1 when two groups met at the pavilion at the Lindon View Murdock Canal Trailhead. A fight broke out and a 16-year-old boy ended up in the hospital where he later died.

Lindon Police Chief Mike Brower said someone in one of the groups made contact with another family member, who alerted law enforcement and medical personnel.

“His injuries were the result of an altercation with other individuals,” Brower said. “Can’t disclose the mechanism of injury.”

Brower said the boy who was killed and the first boy who was arrested are not from Lindon and said that a gun was not used in the crime. No other details have been provided about the other four suspects.

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