FBI asks public for help in investigation of UTA worker’s death

Posted at 8:38 PM, May 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-25 23:33:39-04

SALT LAKE CITY - The Federal Bureau of Investigation admits tips and information from the public could help solve the murder case of UTA worker Kay Ricks, who went missing May 12, and was found dead in Wyoming a week later.

"[We're] asking for the public's assistance into our investigation of Derrick James Harrison, and Flint Harrison," said FBI Special Agent In Charge, Eric Barnhart.

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Derrick James Harrison and Flint Harrison have been arrested for the attempted kidnapping of a Clearfield mom and her four daughters.

The father and son have also been named as persons of interest in Ricks’ death.

Deputies say that two days after the failed kidnapping attempt, Ricks and his UTA truck disappeared from the Salt Lake Area.

The Harrisons were later found four hours north in Sublette County Wyoming with Ricks' truck. A short time later, Ricks, was found dead along the highway near Kemmerer, Wyo.

"We don't want to say we know they took this exact route of travel, and preclude someone from calling because they are off the beaten path," Barnhart added.

Multiple agencies are involved in the investigation, including the FBI, but Barnhart says no one is taking the investigation over from an authoritative standpoint.

He said based on the information they've gathered, and the evidence collected, they have an idea how Ricks and the Harrisons got to Wyoming, but don't know the exact routes taken.

So, they are hopeful someone may have seen any of the three driving at some point.

"We have some information. We can never have enough," Barnhart said.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the FBI hotline at 800-Call-FBI.