On October 29, 2020 the Homicide victim located in Soldier Canyon on October 24th was positively identified by the Medical Examiner as 60-year-old Vincent Howard Beazel of Stansbury Park. Beazel died as a result of a gunshot wound.

Anybody with information regarding Beazel’s death please contact Detective Light at 435-277-4212 or Lt. Norberto Aranda at 435-277-4254

Vincent Howard Beazel

Press Release


On October 24th at approximately 12:35pm Tooele area fire units were dispatched to a report of a fire in Soldier Canyon.  Upon arrival fire fighters located a deceased male on the west edge of the fire.  Deputies responded to investigate the dead body but had to wait until the fire in the immediate area was contained enough to safely process the scene.

After processing the scene, investigators determine the suspicious death was a homicide.  The relationship between the dead body and the fire are still under investigations. 

The victim’s body was sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office.  The identity of the victim will be release upon positive identification of the victim and notification to his family.

A late 90’s Honda Accord, white in color, was abandoned near the scene (see attached picture). 

Due to the fire, Soldier Canyon had to be evacuated.  The Sheriff’s Office is asking any hunters, campers, or recreationalists that were in Soldier Canyon on Saturday October 24th to please call 435-277-4212.