OGDEN — Police said Wednesday afternoon that a suspect in an Ogden homicide earlier this month has turned himself in and is in police custody.

Xavier Soto, 18, walked into the Weber County Sheriff’s Office and turned himself over to police, Ogden Police Lt. Brian Eynon confirmed to the Standard-Examiner.

Last week, Soto was named as a suspect in the death of 28-year-old DJ Parkinson, who was found lying in a patch of grass in the 2200 block of Monroe Boulevard around 9:50 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2.

A passerby found Parkinson with “significant injuries to his torso,” according to the release. Parkinson was taken to a nearby hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Upon further investigation, police ruled that Parkinson’s death was a homicide.

As of Wednesday afternoon, Soto has not not booked into the Weber County Jail, according to jail spokesman Lt. Josh Marigoni.

Soto has not been formally charged in connection with Parkinson’s death, according to online court records.

Jacob Scholl is the Cops and Courts Reporter for the Standard-Examiner. Email him at jscholl@standard.net and follow him on Twitter at @Jacob_Scholl.

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