Family seeking answers months after homicides in Magna

Posted at 9:53 PM, Mar 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-07 08:57:32-05

MAGNA, Utah - The family of a Magna man murdered last August is still looking for answers. They say it’s frustrating to see the days go by without justice, and they believe someone out there knows something.

Police discovered the bodies of 26-year-old Stevan Chambers and 26-year-old Shelli Brown in August, just two days apart. The murders are being investigated together, as police say the two knew each other. Search warrants revealed police at one point had a suspect, but the case remains open.

“It’s hard to accept it going on this long,” said Stevan’s sister, Tiffany Chambers. “Even though I know they’re working on it.”

Unified Police Department Chief Deputy Justin Hoyal said detectives are still following up on leads in the case. He couldn’t comment on the specifics of the investigation, but said there’s still not enough to make an arrest.

“For the last several months our detectives have been interviewing witnesses, collecting evidence, analyzing that evidence,” Hoyal said. “Doing everything possible to find the person or persons responsible.”

Tiffany Chambers and her family have been out in Magna various times over the past six months, placing fliers around Magna-Copper Park, where the bodies were found. She says she doesn’t blame police for the lack of progress, she thinks someone in the community knows something.

“Somebody knows and either they’re afraid or they just don’t care,” Tiffany Chambers said. “That’s where me and my family continue to try and reach out to the community, to give them that last piece that we all need, because we’re all stuck."

Tiffany Chambers said her family will continue to search for the missing clues in Chambers' and Brown’s deaths. Her biggest fear is people will forget.

“My family does not forget,” Tiffany Chambers said. “His daughter is not going to forget that she’s never going to meet her dad.”

Anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious on or before August 19 is asked to call Unified Police. The tip line for this case is 385-468-9813.