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Police identify six suspects in 2019 murder of Blaire Leavitt

Feb 15, 2022, 4:00 PM | Updated: Jul 29, 2022, 6:28 am

SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City police named six suspects Tuesday in the shooting death of 27-year-old Blaire Leavitt, who was murdered in her Redwood Road apartment two-and-a-half years ago.

The victim’s family and police are asking for help from the community to bring her killer to justice.

Blaire Leavitt’s mother was at the police department as investigators named their suspects. Blaire was Marie Leavitt’s only daughter.

“Blair was very loved, and still is,” said Marie Leavitt. “I implore you, to do the right thing if you know anything about this case.”

She’s asking everyone to remember her daughter’s name and face, and pleading with those who know something about the murder to come forward.

Police won’t say whether it was a random or targeted attack July 27, 2019, at her apartment in the 1200 block of Redwood Road.

“We know there are people who have lied and tried to minimize their involvement, or their knowledge, or any role in this case, and we hope those lies end today,” said Capt. Victor Siebeneck, commander of the SLCPD Investigations Division.

Police named six suspects in the murder, and say they are confident that all had some role in Leavitt’s murder.

Investigators had this to say to the suspects: “It’s time you come forward,” Siebeneck said. “You’ve been running from this for far too long. This is your chance to come forward and set the record straight.”

None of the suspects have been charged. But, police say the individuals have been on their radar, and they have been questioned.

Investigators believe the suspects have probably spoken with someone about the shooting, and hope that anyone with knowledge will come forward and call them at 801-799-3000.

“I am not going to give up until all of the suspects, all of those cowards have been brought to justice,” said Marie Leavitt.

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Police identify six suspects in 2019 murder of Blaire Leavitt