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Suspect in homicide of 15-year-old taken into custody in Colorado

Posted at 9:24 PM, May 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-09 23:43:41-04

SALT LAKE CITY - The 24-year-old suspect in the homicide of a 15-year-old girl was taken into custody Wednesday, the Salt Lake City Police Department said.

According to police, at around 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, law enforcement officials in Colorado took 24-year-old Shaun French into custody without incident.

Police officially named French as a suspect in the homicide. He originally had a warrant out for his arrest for three counts of unlawful sexual activity with a minor.

According to a probable cause statement released by police, in Feb. 2017, French and an unnamed 21-year-old moved into the home that Bagshaw was living in. The unnamed 21-year-old told police that he witnessed illicit sexual activity between French and Bagshaw while they were living in the home.

French is being held in Colorado for charges related to unlawful sexual acts with a minor. As of Wednesday, his extradition to Utah was pending.

Additional charges were also pending at the time of this report.

Police said a combination of tips and detective work led authorities to French's location.

This is a breaking news story. More information will be posted as it becomes available. 

Bagshaw's friends remembered her as fearless and expressed their shock and sadness after her death.