Homicide

Man who disappeared during kidnapping manhunt found dead

  • This May 14, 2016, photo provided by the Sublette County Sheriff's Office shows Flint Wayne Harrison. Officers culminated a manhunt late Saturday night with the arrest of Dereck James "DJ" Harrison, 22, several hours after the surrender of his father, Flint Wayne Harrison, 51, the Sublette County Sheriff's Office said. A woman and her four teenage daughters who were lured to a Utah house and tied up in the basement were thrilled and relieved to learn the father and son charged in the bizarre attack were in custody in Wyoming, authorities said Sunday. (Sublette County Sheriff's Office via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    This May 14, 2016, photo provided by the Sublette County Sheriff's Office shows Flint Wayne Harrison. Officers culminated a manhunt late Saturday night with the arrest of Dereck James "DJ" Harrison, 22, several hours after the surrender of his father, Flint Wayne Harrison, 51, the Sublette County Sheriff's Office said. A woman and her four teenage daughters who were lured to a Utah house and tied up in the basement were thrilled and relieved to learn the father and son charged in the bizarre attack were in custody in Wyoming, authorities said Sunday. (Sublette County Sheriff's Office via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

  • This photo released by Utah Transit Authority Police Department shows Kay Porter Ricks. Ricks, a Utah train maintenance worker who disappeared amid a manhunt for a father and son accused of a bizarre kidnapping, was found dead along a route that the suspects likely took authorities said Wednesday, May 18, 2016.   Police are investigating how Ricks died, and whether the accused kidnapping suspects were involved. (Utah Transit Authority Police Department via AP)

    This photo released by Utah Transit Authority Police Department shows Kay Porter Ricks. Ricks, a Utah train maintenance worker who disappeared amid a manhunt for a father and son accused of a bizarre kidnapping, was found dead along a route that the suspects likely took authorities said Wednesday, May 18, 2016. Police are investigating how Ricks died, and whether the accused kidnapping suspects were involved. (Utah Transit Authority Police Department via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Yellow ribbons and photos of Utah Transit Authority employee Kay Ricks line the UTA Trax Ballpark station in Salt Lake City, Wednesday, May 18, 2016. Law enforcement officials are looking for a possible connection between a missing Utah Transit Authority worker, whose body was discovered late Tuesday evening, and the Centerville, Utah, kidnapping suspects arrested over the weekend.  (Jeffrey D. Allred/The Deseret News via AP)  SALT LAKE TRIBUNE OUT; MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT; TV OUT

    Yellow ribbons and photos of Utah Transit Authority employee Kay Ricks line the UTA Trax Ballpark station in Salt Lake City, Wednesday, May 18, 2016. Law enforcement officials are looking for a possible connection between a missing Utah Transit Authority worker, whose body was discovered late Tuesday evening, and the Centerville, Utah, kidnapping suspects arrested over the weekend. (Jeffrey D. Allred/The Deseret News via AP) SALT LAKE TRIBUNE OUT; MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT; TV OUT  (The Associated Press)

Police say they've found the body of a 63-year-old train maintenance worker who disappeared from Salt Lake City amid a manhunt for a father and son accused in a bizarre kidnapping.

Authorities said Wednesday that Kay Porter Ricks was found dead in western Wyoming's Lincoln County, which borders the area where the suspects were camping before their weekend arrest.

Police are investigating how he died and whether Flint and Dereck Harrison were involved.

Ricks disappeared a few miles from where police believe the Harrisons were hiding out after tying up a woman and her four teenage daughters in a Utah basement. The women escaped.

The Harrisons eventually got to Wyoming. Ricks family spokesman Richard Massey says the body was spotted by a deputy who had been searching for the truck Ricks was driving when he disappeared.