Moab murders: Police name suspect in double homicide of newlywed couple

The suspect died by suicide after allegedly killing the couple

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Officials in Utah named a suspect on Wednesday in relation to the double homicide of Kylen Schulte and Crystal Beck Turner.

The Grand County Sheriff's Office named Adam Pinkusiewicz as a suspect in the murder of Schulte and Turner, but said he committed suicide after the alleged double homicide.

Schulte and Turner were found dead on Aug. 18, 2021 with several gunshot wounds in Moab, Utah, according to police.

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Adam Pinkusiewicz

Adam Pinkusiewicz (Grand County Sheriff)

Pinkusiewicz worked at the same McDonald's as Turner, according to the sheriff's office, and was previously identified as a person of interest who was being investigated.

The sheriff's office made multiple attempts to find and interview Pinkusiewicz, but were unsuccessful. Further investigation revealed that he was in the same area as the couple when the homicide happened.

Pinkusiewicz left Utah shortly after the homicides and committed suicide, according to the sheriff's office.

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

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

The sheriff's office said it recently received information that Pinkusiewicz told "another party" that he killed two women in Utah, giving "provided specific details that were known only to investigators."

Pinkusiewicz's car, a 2007 Toyota Yaris, was also recently located and seized by the sheriff's office. The sheriff's office said that the investigation is still ongoing, and evidence continues to be discovered.

Adam Pinkusiewicz's vehicle

Adam Pinkusiewicz's vehicle (Grand County Sheriff)

On the night of Aug. 13, friends of the couple said they received text messages from Schulte and Turner where concerns of a "creeper camper" next to them were raised.

The couple didn't make any calls or texts after the concerning messages and missed work a few days later, triggering a call to the police.

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Adam Pinkusiewicz

Adam Pinkusiewicz (Grand County Sheriff)

Sean-Paul Schulte, the father of Kylen Schulte, said that he called police and reported the couple missing after the two missed work.

"When they missed shifts Sunday and Monday, both jobs called the police and reported them missing," the elder Schulte said.

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