Teen boy found stabbed to death in driver’s seat

HERRIMAN, UT – A teenage boy was tragically killed in an apparent homicide in Herriman, Utah, with investigators reporting that the 16-year-old had sustained a stab wound to the chest. The victim was discovered in the driveway of a townhome following a distressing 911 call. The caller reported a violent altercation involving a weapon between two individuals.

According to Herriman Police Department’s Deputy Chief Cody Stromberg, the emergency dispatch received the call around noon on Wednesday. Officers arrived at the location on 14800 South and Beckenbauer Avenue to find the boy in a Dodge Charger’s driver’s seat.

Despite the lifesaving efforts of paramedics from both the Unified Fire and South Jordan Fire Departments, the young man succumbed to his injuries.

Details remain vague concerning the circumstances that led to the deadly incident. Police are currently in the process of interrogating eyewitnesses and individuals who were in the vicinity at the time. The relationship between the victim and the person he was arguing with at the time of the stabbing is unknown.

The incident coincided with the Valley High School graduation ceremony held at Zions Bank Stadium and RSL Academy, located a block away from the crime scene. Authorities are working to determine if there’s a connection between the graduation ceremony and the fatal dispute.

Police couldn’t establish if the victim was affiliated with the graduation or if he was a student at Valley High.

Sandy Riesgraf, a Jordan School District spokesperson, clarified that no lockdowns were initiated at the graduation ceremony, and no incidents occurred there. As of the afternoon on Wednesday, police had no suspects in custody for the stabbing and couldn’t identify any suspect.

The victim reportedly didn’t reside in the neighborhood where his body was found. Observations suggest that the clash unfolded somewhere else, and the 16-year-old ended up in the driveway where he was discovered. Authorities have also transported one more individual involved in the altercation to the hospital. Although their exact role and extent of injuries remain unknown, this individual, alongside two adult women, an adult man, and a juvenile, were later identified as people of interest.