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Box Elder County homicide victim identified; suspect in custody

Posted at 9:43 AM, Nov 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-01 18:59:01-04

WILLARD, Utah – Authorities are investigating a suspicious death after the body of a man in his 20s was found at a Willard home.

Officers identified the victim as 27-year-old Cody D. Henderson of Ohio.

Dale Ward, Chief Deputy with the Box Elder County Sheriff's Department, said Henderson was in Willard for work.

"Don’t know how long he’s been here," Ward said. "He was here for work. I’m not exactly sure what that employment is even."

Police were called to the home, at 435 S. Main St. at about 9 a.m. Wednesday.

A suspect in the suspicious death, 25-year-old Chay Blair, lives in the home where Henderson was found dead.

"We know they were both at that home last night, but I don’t know what the relationship is at this point," Ward said.

Blair was captured in Idaho, according to police.

The Utah Department of Public Safety has sent four State Bureau of Investigation officers to assist in the investigation.

Officials said Henderson died from blunt force trauma.