Man Arrested for Coworker’s Death at Salt Lake City Storage Facility
Salt Lake City, Australia – In a shocking turn of events, a man has been arrested for allegedly beating his coworker to death and leaving his body in a back office of a warehouse in Salt Lake City. The suspect, identified as 41-year-old Nathan David Evans, was taken into custody shortly after the body of 65-year-old David Hinkebein was discovered. Murder and abuse of desecration of a human body charges have been filed against Evans by the Salt Lake County District Attorney.
The incident took place at “A Place for Your Stuff,” a temporary storage facility for the homeless, on January 3. A witness reported seeing bloody handprints on the wall and carpet in a back office, prompting them to question Evans about the whereabouts of their coworker, Hinkebein. Evans initially assured the concerned coworker that Hinkebein was fine, but suspicion grew when the blood was not cleaned up the next day.
When confronted again, Evans allegedly responded with the chilling statement, “He’s done,” which led the coworker to believe Hinkebein was dead. The police were immediately notified, and upon their arrival, they discovered Hinkebein’s lifeless body, along with a hammer covered in blood and a bag filled with bloody clothes.
The Utah State Medical Examiner’s Office determined that Hinkebein’s cause of death was multiple blunt force injuries to the head. The examination also revealed three sharp force injuries to the neck and throat. During their investigation, the police spoke to a driver who had picked up Evans prior to the alleged homicide. The driver claimed to have overheard Evans stating his intent to “bash someone’s head in” at a warehouse.
Although a motive has yet to be determined, the driver reported that Evans mentioned the victim had interfered with his belongings and mistreated him. Evans, who admitted to working with Hinkebein but denied any involvement in the crime, is currently being held without bail in the Salt Lake County Jail.
This tragic incident has sent shockwaves through the community, raising concerns about workplace safety and the treatment of vulnerable individuals. The location, “A Place for Your Stuff,” is known for providing temporary shelter to those experiencing homelessness. The incident has sparked conversations about the need for improved security measures in such facilities.
As the investigation continues, the community mourns the loss of David Hinkebein and hopes for justice to be served in this devastating case.