11/1/17 – 3:30 p.m. – Update: Two people identified yesterday as persons of interest are now listed as the sole suspects in the murder of 63-year old Mitchell Bradford Ingle in Golden.
Golden investigators, along with representatives from the 1st Judicial District Attorney’s Office, spent yesterday and today interviewing 24-year old Austin Jeffery Boutain and his wife, 23-year old Kathleen Elizabeth Rose Boutain. The couple are now confirmed as the suspects in the Golden homicide.
The Golden Police Department will present its investigation to the District Attorney’s Office for filing of charges. Investigators will recommend serious charges including First Degree Murder, Robbery, and Motor Vehicle Theft. Austin and Kathleen are currently being held in a Salt Lake City jail.
The coroner has ruled the death of Mr. Ingle as a homicide. Other details about his death are not being released at this time. The victim and the suspects just recently met and did not have a long-term relationship.
Please see background on the case below.
10/31/17 – 1:30 p.m. – Update: Salt Lake City Police informed us that 24-year old Austin Jeffery Boutain has turned himself in, and will be interviewed by police in Utah this afternoon.
At 12:30 a.m. this morning, Oct. 31, 2017, the Golden Police Department was asked to conduct a welfare check at a RV trailer parked in the Clear Creek RV Park, 1401 10th St. in Golden. The request came in through police in Salt Lake City, Utah, as a result of their investigation into a homicide on the University of Utah campus.
Officers arrived at the trailer for the welfare check and found 63-year old Mitchell Bradford Ingle deceased inside. Preliminary investigations indicate that the man had been deceased for a few days. The victim was staying in the Clear Creek RV Park on a short-term lease. The death is suspicious and being actively investigated as a homicide.
There are two persons of interest in this case. They are 24-year old Austin Jeffrey Boutain, who is at large according to Utah Police. Law enforcement are actively searching for him and he is considered armed and dangerous. 23-year old Kathleen Elizabeth Rose Boutain is the other person of interest and she is in custody in Utah.
Because of the information received from Salt Lake City Police, Golden Police have reason to believe there are ties to our investigation and the ongoing investigation of the homicide on the University of Utah campus. The green 2000 Ford pickup truck with Colorado license plates, that was identified in Utah, is registered to the victim found in the trailer in Golden.
Golden Police and members of the 1st Judicial District Attorney’s Office will head to Utah later today to gather additional information that may be helpful in our investigation.