Carjacking suspects linked to murders

Jan 1 2012 - 11:25pm

MOUNT PLEASANT -- Suspects in a carjacking and shooting outside a Nevada casino may also have shot and killed an elderly couple in the central Utah town of Mount Pleasant, authorities said Sunday.

The carjacking suspects used a credit card belonging to the Utah victims, police said, and that discovery led them to do a welfare check on Leroy and Dorothy Fullwood in Mount Pleasant on Saturday night.

Mount Pleasant Police Chief Jim Wilberg said the bodies of the 70-year-old man and his 69-year-old wife were found about 8 p.m. Saturday. They had been shot sometime Thursday night or Friday morning in what Wilberg says may have been a random robbery.

Nevada authorities report that a man and woman carjacked a 35-year-old West Wendover, Nev., woman about 7 a.m. Saturday. Witnesses report that a woman got into the car with the victim while her male accomplice followed in another vehicle.

The victim eventually overpowered the woman and forced her out of the car at an intersection, police said. As the victim fled, she was shot in the back of her head. However, she was able to drive to the police station for help.

The suspects were last seen driving a gray Volkswagen Jetta with Colorado license plate 725WHX. Authorities have not released an accurate description of the suspects.

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