Police raise reward amount for info on person of interest in WVC homicide
Oct 30, 2021, 2:42 PM
(West Valley City Police Department)
WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — A new reward amount has been set for information leading to the arrest of Noel Munoz Lopez, who authorities say is a person of interest in the death of an 82-year-old man in West Valley City.
According to a poster released Saturday by the West Valley City Police Department, the reward is now $8,500.
There’s a new reward amount!
If you have information that will help lead to the arrest of Noel Munoz Lopez, we need to hear from you.
Please help bring at least some peace of mind to the family of 82-year-old Farrell Bartschi. pic.twitter.com/kWeQc9QBNs
— WVC Police (@WVCPD) October 30, 2021
Police say Lopez, 34, is wanted for violating his parole, in addition to being a person of interest in the homicide of Farrell Bartschi.
The 82-year-old was found dead outside a home in the area of 3800 South and 4200 West on Oct. 4.
Family members say he was an innocent bystander who was shot by a complete stranger while on his morning walk.
Lopez is described as a bald man, standing at 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing 210 pounds, with a black beard and mustache.
Anyone with information has been asked to call the West Valley City Police Department tip line at 801-965-5200.
“Please help bring at least some peace of mind to the family of 82-year-old Farrell Bartschi,” read a tweet from the West Valley City Police Department.