Police have taken two people into custody in connection with a 14-year-old Amalga girl, who was found in a dry canal bed in Smithfield, early Friday morning.
In a weekend press release, Cache County Sheriff’s Lt. Mike Peterson said detectives investigating the case have narrowed their focus on two males, after gathering evidence at the scene and interviewing several known associates of the victim. Both were detained for questioning and later arrested.
Their identities are not being released yet, due to a follow-up investigation that is still being conducted. It is believed they may also be juveniles.
Smithfield City Police Chief Travis Allen and Cache County Attorney James Swink will hold a joint press conference Tuesday morning to discuss the case in further detail.
Peterson said the girl, who is not being identified publicly because of her age, was found at approximately 12:45 a.m. in the canal bed, east of Sky View High School. The girl’s description matched that of a girl deputies had been looking for earlier in the night, who didn’t return home after school.
The victim was semi-unconscious and reportedly suffering from a very significant injury. Peterson explained that the details of which are not being released at this point, due to the ongoing investigation.
The girl was taken by ambulance to a Logan area hospital. She was later flown to a Salt Lake City area hospital, where she is still receiving medical treatment.
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