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One dead after Salt Lake City stabbing, suspect in custody

Suspect in custody after stabbing leaves victim in critical condition
Posted at 6:58 PM, Jun 01, 2023

SALT LAKE CITY — One person died in the hospital after being stabbed with a knife near South Redwood Road and the suspect was taken into custody.

The victim was later identified by police as 40-year-old Cody Myers and the suspect was identified as 53-year-old Todd Kingston.

According to Salt Lake City Police, officers responded to reports of a stabbing occurring near 1875 South Redwood Road at roughly 6 p.m.

Upon arriving at the scene, life-saving efforts were performed on Myers, who was then transported to the hospital, where he later died.

Kingston initially ran away from the scene but was later identified on the Jordan River near 1800 South and taken into custody for questioning.

Investigators believe the stabbing occurred following an argument between Myers and Kingston. Further details on what the argument was about were not made available.

Kingston will be booked into the Salt Lake County Jail on multiple charges including murder and obstruction of justice, police report.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help Myers' family in the wake of his death. It can be found HERE.

"All funds will be contributed to Cody’s celebration of life, burial and his 3 lovely children he left behind," the page reads.