Utah police: Teen murder victim was on phone with mom during attack

Utah police: Teen murder victim was on phone with mom during attack

Kerry Wise
May 11, 2018

Police officially named him as a suspect in Baleigh's murder after the arrest and said at a press conference Wednesday that tips had led them to consider him a suspect.

Police have obtained an arrest warrant for Shaun French, a person of interest in the killing of 15-year-old Baleigh Bagshaw.

French, 24, once lived in the same house as Bagshaw and her family, but did not live there when Bagshaw was murdered.

"She was on the phone with her mother, she was brutally attacked while inside her home", Salt Lake Police Sgt. Brandon Shearer said. The mother heard part of the assault before the phone went dead.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to raise funds Baleigh's funeral expenses.

After the call disconnected, the mom phoned a neighbor and asked him to go check on Baleigh.

Once the phone went dead, Bagshaw's mother contacted a neighbor as well as police.

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He was not living with her at the time of the attack.

French wears glasses and has a beard. He also has relatives in Evanston, Wyo., and Denver, Colo.

Police say a auto was driving the wrong way with none of its lights on and it hit another vehicle head-on at 3600 West. During their conversation her mother head Bagshaw scream and listened in horror as her daughter was attacked. It's unclear if the attacker was waiting inside or outside of the home at the time. Police aren't saying how she died.

"I can't even guess what the mother would be going through right now". "Our hearts and thoughts are with her".

Coworkers at a Leatherby's Family Creamery remembered Baleigh as "sweet", a hard worker and "a good girl", reported the Deseret News. "And that's what makes everything so heartbreaking, honestly", Talia said.

Police said French is considered armed and unsafe, but said he is not considered a suspect at this time.