CRIME

Father pleads for clues in daughter, daughter-in-law’s murders

Sep 7, 2021, 6:13 PM | Updated: 7:58 pm

MOAB, Utah — A community in Moab remains frustrated as investigators continue their search for the person who shot and killed two women.

The father of one of those women arrived in town Tuesday to take on his own search for clues.

Sean-Paul Schulte said instead of sitting at home in Montana, he felt he needed to come to Moab to help and grieve with the community that he used to live in.

In a city Park, Schulte sat with memories of his newlywed daughter, Kylen Schulte, and spouse, Crystal Turner.

“It was an instant bond,” he said. “It was a super great connection. They were best friends for two or three years before they ever started dating. They absolutely fell in love with each other.”

Schulte said even for years before the couple got married, he saw Crystal as one of his own.

“I love her so much,” he said. “Their relationship was so spectacular that Crystal just called me dad. She’d say, ‘I love you, dad!'”

The two married last April.

Schulte said they were very much in love and always kind.

“It’s just super puzzling for the whole community, especially for me and our family,” he said.

He said a few people have already left tips that he’s passed on to investigators, and he’ll be in town all week in hopes that someone might have information about the camper that the girls told a friend creeped them out that night. 

“He was actually camped too close to them, and so they were going to move campsites the next morning, but that never happened,” said Schulte.

Both were found days later, shot to death — a huge loss to Schulte and so many others.

“They were a special kind of love, that when people observed it, they looked at them and said, ‘Wow, maybe true love does exist,'” said Schulte.

The women were camping in the South Mesa area of the La Sal Mountains on Aug. 13.

Schulte has asked people who were in the area to think back and see if they can remember a car parked near the girls’ silver Kia.

An area business is also offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

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Father pleads for clues in daughter, daughter-in-law’s murders