OGDEN -- Two men reportedly aboard a boat that struck and killed a swimmer in Pineview Reservoir last month still refuse to meet with detectives, says an official with the Weber County Sheriff's Office.
"It's extremely frustrating," Weber County Undersheriff Kevin McCleod said Friday.
"We would like to hear their side of the story. It raises the suspicions of everyone if they refuse to talk."
Investigators may ask the Weber County Attorney's Office to file charges against the men if they continue to refuse to discuss the Aug. 7 incident that killed 49-year-old Esther Fujimoto, of Ogden, McCleod said.
Detectives have impounded the boat suspected to have hit Fujimoto and, through tips, identified three men believed to have been aboard.
The names of the three have not been released by authorities, and no one has been charged.
One of the men has met with detectives and is cooperating with the investigation, McCleod said.
Salt Lake City attorney Greg Skordas represents the two men who have not talked with detectives, at his request.
"I've asked my clients not to make statements until I'm present and can go over the case," said Skordas, who didn't identify his clients.
"If the sheriff's office thought a crime (had been) committed, they should have charged (them) awhile ago. Asking my clients to talk about a crime that didn't occur doesn't make sense."
Fujimoto, a University of Utah researcher, died while swimming with her sister in the Spring Creek Cove area of Pineview Reservoir.
A resident in the area called 911 and rowed out to help Fujimoto, but the woman died at the scene.
Witnesses said someone in a 20-foot blue-and-white boat spoke with Fujimoto after she was struck and that the boaters fled.
Detectives have said Fujimoto's injuries were consistent with those of someone who had been hit by a boat.