Utah men arrested after 'discarded' body found in desert, police say

Residents reported a man had been shot and dumped in the desert, police said

Two men in Utah have been arrested in connection to the suspected murder of a 50-year-old man whose body was “discarded” in the desert, authorities said Friday.

Residents in Juab County reported to police that a man had been shot and his body dumped somewhere in the west desert, said Juab County Sheriff Douglas Anderson, according to the Deseret News.

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Police arrested Troy Pexton, 56, and Scott Blackett, 41, both of Nephi, after investigators discovered the body of Michael Caussey along a highway in the area.

Troy Pexton, left, and Scott Blackett were arrested Friday after police found the body of a man believed to have been murdered dumped in the desert.

Troy Pexton, left, and Scott Blackett were arrested Friday after police found the body of a man believed to have been murdered dumped in the desert. (Juab County Sheriff's Office)

Anderson did not mention a motive in the suspected murder. Further details relating to Caussey’s death were not immediately available.

Pexton was charged with suspicion of murder, obstructing justice and abuse or desecration of a body, and Blackett for abuse or desecration of a body, FOX13 Salt Lake City reported.

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Blackett reportedly was taken into custody after being treated and discharged from a hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening. It was unclear how he suffered the injuries.