Brody Blu Kruckenberg and Charles Anthony Nelson, both 16, were also charged with obstruction of justice, a second-degree felony, in connection with the alleged murder of Gregorio Salazar Campos. The charges were filed April 8 in 7th District Court in Moab. If convicted of the first-degree murder charge, the teenage boys could be sentenced to 15 years to life in prison.
Campos’ body was found Sunday, April 7, in the Colorado River just north of Moab, according to a news release from the Grand County Sheriff’s Office.
The body was sent to the Utah Medical Examiner’s office for autopsy. The official cause of death has not been released, but Campos suffered multiple gunshot wounds, according to the news release.
Sheriff Steve White said his office received information on Saturday, April 6, regarding the disappearance of Campos. Campos’ sister had contacted the Moab City Police Department on March 29 to report her brother was missing, according to Moab Police Chief Mike Navarre.
Court documents indicate that Campos was killed on March 25, but provide no other details of the alleged homicide.
Nelson and Kruckenberg are scheduled for an initial court appearance on April 23.