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Family of slain WVC man offer reward for arrest of 'person of interest' in connection with murder

WVC person of interest Noel Munoz Lopez
Posted at 12:24 PM, Oct 21, 2021

WEST VALLEY CITY — Family members of an 82 year-old man gunned down in West Valley City are offering an additional $2,000 in reward money to match the $2,000 offered by United States Marshals Service for information leading to the capture of Noel Munoz Lopez, a "person of interest" connected to the murder.

According to West Valley City police, Mr. Lopez is wanted for violating his parole as well as his possible connection to the homicide of 82-year-old Farrell Bartschi which occurred October 4 in the area of 3800 South 4200 West.

"Of course we want justice for our father, grandfather, and uncle, but we also want him caught so he can't do this to anyone else's family," said Kimberlie Dixon.

READ: 'Person of interest' identified in West Valley City homocide

Mr. Lopez is 5’9”, 210 pounds, and bald with a black beard and mustache. Tips regarding Mr. Lopez should be made to the West Valley City Police Department tip line 801-965-5200.