Loved ones hold vigil for Magna murder victims; police now have person in custody

Posted at 9:55 PM, Aug 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-20 23:55:02-04

MAGNA, Utah - After a year of waiting, news came Saturday that police have someone in custody in connection with two murders in Magna.

"He's in custody on unrelated charges," said Detective Tim Duran with Unified Police Department's Violent Crimes unit.

Detective Duran wouldn't say what those charges are or why they believe the individual was responsible for the deaths of Stevan Chambers and Shelli Brown.

"We are hoping to have the answers in the next month or so," Duran added.

Unified Police say they turned over all their evidence to the crime lab two weeks ago. They said it takes six to eight weeks for the evidence to be processed. At that point, the District Attorney's office will determine whether the evidence is sufficient to file official charges.

"It’s really hard for my family to stay patient," said Tiffany Chambers, the sister of Stevan Chambers.

Chambers and Brown were both killed in Magna just two days apart, and just three blocks away from one another. Police say the two victims knew each other, and they believe the murders were related.

"Even if they aren't, it doesn't matter," Stevan's older sister added.

Tiffany and Stevan's friends and family gathered at a park in Magna to remember the lives of the two victims.

"He was always so full of energy," Tiffany Chambers said.

Chambers adds that Stevan's baby girl is now nine months old.

"She never got to meet him," Chambers said.

Saturday, the Chambers met to light candles and release balloons with messages of love. Even so, Tiffany Chambers said the family will never let go.

“Until there’s a full-on arrest or until someone has been charged, I’m going to keep pushing," she said.