CRIME

Taylorsville Teen Dismembered, Stabbed 

Jun 10, 2021, 3:40 PM
Ivan Nickolas "Nick" Vetecnik (Used by permission, Vetecnik family)...
Ivan Nickolas "Nick" Vetecnik (Used by permission, Vetecnik family)
(Used by permission, Vetecnik family)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – A teenager whose remains were discovered in a Taylorsville trailer last month had also been stabbed in the head 26 times, according to a court document. 

Police arrested 17-year-old Rowdy Lee Aguilar, and he was charged as an adult with aggravated murder. 

The body of 15-year-old Ivan Nickolas “Nick” Vetecnik was found in a cargo trailer on May 26 near 60th south and 1600 West. 

In charging documents police said Aguilar “has little criminal history but seemingly out of nowhere killed and dismembered his friend.” 

Aguilar’s father discovered the body and called police. 

Police said when they arrived they found Vetecnik’s body in the trailer and the trailer smelled strongly of cleaning agents. 

The document said police looked at surveillance video from the homes of both boys. The video showed the boys together on the day of the homicide. They entered Aguilar’s home around 10 a.m. Later in the afternoon, the video showed Aguilar wearing a bloody t-shirt. Later he was seen at his home carrying a black garbage bag with unknown items to the field behind his house. 

He returned to the house and was then seen carrying a white garbage back out to the back of his house. The document said, “The white and black bags seen in the video appear to be the same bags law enforcement located in the field with I.V.’s (Ivan Vetecnik) body parts inside.” 

The next day the Utah Office of the Medical Examiner performed an autopsy on Vetecnik and preliminarily determined he had been stabbed in the head 26 times, the document said. 

Police found a knife in Aguilar’s bedroom as well as a bloodied t-shirt. 

He was transported to a police station for questioning. While he was in an interview room waiting for a detective, a surveillance camera captured him standing up and trying to walk out of the station, according to the document. 

The document said Aguilar initially denied knowing Vetecnik. Police noticed injuries on his hands and he said, “he had cut them while cutting ribs for a barbeque.” Police also saw blood on his pants, socks, shoes. The document said, “Aguilar eventually admitted to being in the trailer with I.V. and stated, ‘I did it.'” 

The document did not have any information on a possible motive. 

KSL 5 TV Live

Top Stories

Crime

Saginaw Police K9 Cigan sits behind a table with evidence found inside a stolen car. (WNEM)...
Anna Kathman

Stolen vehicle, multiple drugs located by Michigan K9 officer

Saginaw Police said two suspects are behind bars after a stolen vehicle was located during a traffic stop by a K9 officer.
16 hours ago
FILE...
Michael Houck

Utah juvenile services staff member arrested for sexually abusing housed juvenile

A man who worked in a Utah juvenile services facility was arrested for frequently sexually abusing one of the facility's juveniles.
16 hours ago
The Wasatch County Sheriff's Office and Jail in Heber City is pictured on Friday, March 12, 2021. (...
Brooke Williams

Heber man surrendered with firearm after hours-long SWAT barricade

A man in Heber City was barricaded by SWAT and police officers after he made threats while intoxicated, intending bodily harm with a firearm.
16 hours ago
A 29-year old woman has been arrested after allegedly posing as a teenager and attending classes at...
Kiely Westhoff and Zoe Sottile, CNN

29-year-old woman posed as high school teen facing charges in New Jersey, police say

A 29-year-old New Jersey woman is facing charges over claims she used false government documents in a ploy to pose as a teenager at a high school, according to police.
16 hours ago
Former longtime Murray Mayor Dan Snarr is photographed on Dec. 13, 2013. Snarr, 73, was charged Thu...
Pat Reavy

Former Murray mayor accused of spitting in driver’s face in road rage case

The former longtime mayor of Murray has been charged with spitting in the face of another driver during a road rage incident.
2 days ago
Handcuffs in a jail cell FILE PHOTO (Ravell Call/Deseret News)...
Pat Reavy

Sandy man threatened to kill parents after shooting TVs, police say

A Sandy man was charged Friday with shooting two televisions and threatening to kill his parents and go on a killing spree.
2 days ago

Sponsored Articles

Fiber Optical cables connected to an optic ports and Network cables connected to ethernet ports...
Brian Huston, CE and Anthony Perkins, BICSI

Why Every Business Needs a Structured Cabling System

A structured cabling system benefits businesses by giving you faster processing speeds and making your network more efficient and reliable.
notebook with password notes highlighted...
PC Laptops

How to Create Strong Passwords You Can Actually Remember

Learn how you can create strong passwords that are actually easy to remember! In a short time you can create new ones in seconds.
house with for rent sign posted...
Chase Harrington, president and COO of Entrata

Top 5 Reasons You May Want to Consider Apartment Life Over Owning a Home

There are many benefits of renting that can be overshadowed by the allure of buying a home. Here are five reasons why renting might be right for you.
Festive kitchen in Christmas decorations. Christmas dining room....
Lighting Design

6 Holiday Decor Trends to Try in 2022

We've rounded out the top 6 holiday decor trends for 2022 so you can be ahead of the game before you start shopping. 
Happy diverse college or university students are having fun on their graduation day...
BYU MBA at the Marriott School of Business

How to Choose What MBA Program is Right for You: Take this Quiz Before You Apply!

Wondering what MBA program is right for you? Take this quiz before you apply to see if it will help you meet your goals.
Diverse Group of Energetic Professionals Team Meeting in Modern Office: Brainstorming IT Programmer...
Les Olson

Don’t Let a Ransomware Attack Get You Down | Protect Your Workplace Today with Cyber Insurance

Business owners and operators should be on guard to protect their workplace. Cyber insurance can protect you from online attacks.
Taylorsville Teen Dismembered, Stabbed