The father of a Utah girl who was gunned down at a mountaintop campsite in mid-August is interesting to the general public to assist crack the case.

“We need to get the word out … because people that were in Moab on Aug. 12, Aug. 13, Aug. 14, they have left Moab and they’re all around the world now,” Sean-Paul Schulte advised Fox News Digital Sunday night time. 

Schulte is on the bottom searching for clues within the crossroads metropolis, a significant stopping level for van lifers, RV vacationers, bikers, park-goers and different road-trippers passing by the American West.


He’s asking for anybody who might have pushed by the highway often known as FR4651 from round Aug. 12 to 14 to verify their dashcam movies for any automobiles which will have been within the space headed to or from La Sal Loop Road southeast of Moab.   

Schulte’s daughter, 24-year-old Kylen Schulte, and her 38-year-old spouse Crystal Turner had been final seen alive at Woody’s Tavern on Main Street in Moab earlier than they returned to their campsite on Friday, Aug. 13.


That night time, buddies stated they obtained textual content messages from the couple elevating considerations of a “creeper” tenting subsequent to them.

At one level, the couple wrote that the unusual man returned to the campsite, parked nearer to them than he had been and seemed to be carrying extra garments and meals, the elder Schulte stated.

Crystal Turner, right, and Kylen Schulte, had last been seen alive on Aug. 13 at Woody’s Tavern in downtown Moab.

Crystal Turner, proper, and Kylen Schulte, had final been seen alive on Aug. 13 at Woody’s Tavern in downtown Moab.
(Kylen Schulte)

“The car is the clue and where we went to get food and clothes is another clue,” Schulte stated. “But here’s the third clue: He was so close to the girls that they actually saw what he brought back.”

Unfortunately, the couple didn’t describe the automobile in any element.

After telling buddies concerning the man’s return, the couple went silent.

They each missed work a couple of days later – uncharacteristically – prompting higher concern.

“When they missed shifts Sunday and Monday, both jobs called the police and reported them missing,” the elder Schulte stated.

Cindy Sue Hunter, an acquaintance who had met Schulte and her father prior to now, was on the telephone with him as she drove up La Sal Loop Road on Aug. 18 to seek for the couple.

Crystal Turner and Kylen Schulte were last seen alive at Woody's Tavern in Moab on Aug. 13.

Crystal Turner and Kylen Schulte had been final seen alive at Woody’s Tavern in Moab on Aug. 13.
(Fox News)

Out of the nook of her eye, faraway from the highway, she noticed the glinting reflection of Schulte’s silver Kia parked at a campsite off of FR4651 within the South Mesa space of La Sal Loop Road, she stated.

When she bought nearer, she stumbled upon the mangled stays of Kylen Schulte, who had been shot to dying and was partially disrobed. She stated she went into shock and barely remembered what occurred subsequent, aside from listening to Schulte’s father, who advised her to get in her personal automobile and get away in case the killer was nonetheless round.

“Me and my girlfriend, we were both standing next to each other when Cindy told us she found the car and then she found a body,” he stated. “And she said yes, it was Kylen’s body, and I said Cindy Sue, get the hell out of there, run … hang up with me and call 911.”

Hunter known as authorities, who additionally found Turner’s stays close by. Her physique was in an identical situation.


The brutality of the slayings shocked the tight-knit group, which has solely about 5,000 full-time residents. But the case stays unsolved seven weeks later.

Schulte stated his clue sales space turned up dozens of leads, which he shared with the Grand County Sheriff’s Office. Investigators had already obtained lots of them, he added, however a handful held new info.

Many of the ideas pointed to the fast space, not drifters or different individuals who might have been passing by. Hunter stated she believed somebody focused the same-sex couple in a hate crime.

Schulte additionally stated he’d obtained no info tying the slayings to Florida fugitive Brian Laundrie, who had been noticed in Moab allegedly slapping and hitting his now-deceased fiancée Gabby Petito across the identical time. Nor is there a tie to John Freeman Colt, a intercourse offender who escaped a Kansas psychological establishment in June and remained on the run, hiding out at state and nationwide parks, till Utah deputies recaptured him final week.

After seeing how an abundance of suggestions pouring in over social media has led to new developments within the Petito case, Schulte stated he’s hoping that witnesses are on the market with extra info on what occurred to his daughter.

The Grand County Sheriff’s Office didn’t instantly reply to a number of requests for remark.

In a press release final week, Sheriff Steven White requested anybody who might have been within the South Mesa space between Aug. 13 and 15 to succeed in out to investigators at (435) 259-8115.