UPDATE: Police arrest North Logan man suspected of stabbing and killing mother


LOGAN — Police have arrested a 28-year-old man who is suspected of stabbing and killing his mother, Debra Ann Andrews, at her North Logan apartment. Shawn Ryan Andrews was arrested Sunday and booked in the Cache County Jail on murder and obstruction of justice offenses.

Booking photo for Shawn Ryan Andrews (Courtesy: Cache County Jail).

North Park Police Interim Chief Ulysses Black said officers responded to the North Pointe Apartments, 1580 N. 200 E., Saturday at 3:15 p.m. Evidence showed that Debra Andrews was the victim of at least one stab wound.  Efforts to revive her was unsuccessful and she was pronounced dead.

Debra Andrews’ body was transported to the Utah State Medical Examiner’s Office. An autopsy is planned to determine the cause and manner of death.

Shortly after arriving on the scene, police began searching for a white male in his 20’s. He was described as having black hair, wearing black clothing and may have had a jacket wrapped around his arm.

Black explained that evidence located during the investigation led detectives to Shawn Andrews, as being the person responsible for Debra Andrew’s death. Officers are still trying to piece together the details of what lead up to her murder.

Police believe there is no evidence indicating any ongoing threat to the community.

Detectives from North Park Police in partnership with Logan City Police Department, Smithfield City Police Department, the Utah State Crime Lab, and the Special Bureau of Investigation helped conduct interviews and process the crime scene.

Black said, “Our heartfelt condolences go out to Debra Andrews family and friends during this difficult time.



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  • Ali November 24, 2019 at 5:51 pm Reply

    He did NOT do it. MY COUSIN WHO I GREW UP WITH would NEVER I mean NEVER kill anyone especially not his mother!

    • Jason November 25, 2019 at 10:19 am Reply

      I read in another article this paragraph:
      “Neighbors said Shawn Andrews lived in the apartment with his mother and brother. On Saturday, they reported seeing Shawn walk away from the scene and his brother crying outside.”

      Have you talked to Shawn’s brother (your other cousin) to see what he said happened?

    • Noria Dobalina November 25, 2019 at 12:30 pm Reply

      Sometimes bad things lead people to commit crimes you wouldn’t imagine they’d ever do. They’re still investigating but evidence so far points to him. Sorry about your family, I hope it isn’t true.

  • M. E. November 25, 2019 at 1:35 pm Reply

    Yeah!!! Just like he wouldn’t throw his “COUSIN” from a moving freaking vehicle at 75mph either right over a cell phone! … or beat his wife and do drugs around his baby! GIMME A BREAK!!! This dude is a scycopath, always has been!

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