Church Wells death investigated

Matthew Wayne Young

PAGE – Kane County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the April 13 death of Matthew Wayne Young.

EMTs from the Big Water Fire Department were dispatched to Young’s home in Church Wells, Utah, last Tuesday. They were unable to revive the 49-year-old man.

Emergency manager Alan Alldredge stated in an April 20 press release, “This is a complex case and has already required many hours of investigation and evidence collection. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.”

He added, “Kane County Sheriff’s Office is incredibly grateful to the numerous agencies who have provided assistance during the investigation.

We wish to express our condolences to the family of Mr. Young.”

The Chronicle received numerous calls about the case since April 13, mostly from concerned neighbors.

Young was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and he was an Eagle Scout. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and served aboard the USS Cayuga during Desert Storm.

Young's funeral took place on April 20 in the Mayfield Cemetery. Graveside services were held in Mayfield, Utah.

Kane County Sheriff’s Office is still looking for information about this case. Detectives can be reached at 435-644-2349.

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