Man charged with murdering Orem lady, son lacking since 2015

OREM — A Smithfield man has been charged with murdering his former live-in girlfriend and her Three-year-old son who’ve been lacking from Orem since 2015.

Christopher Richard Poulson, 28, is accused of killing Emily Quijano Almiron, 23, and her Three-year-old son, Gabriel Almiron, whose our bodies haven’t been discovered.

Poulson, 28, was charged Oct. 24 in 4th District Courtroom with the 2 counts of aggravated homicide, a first-degree felony, plus obstructing justice, a second-degree felony. An arrest warrant was issued, however courtroom paperwork have been sealed till authorities may discover Poulson and arrest him. The paperwork have been unsealed Monday afternoon. Authorities confirmed that Poulson was arrested over the weekend in Hawaii.

In a 15-page possible trigger badertion, investigators outlined the proof they’ve been accumulating in opposition to Poulson for 2 years, and their causes for submitting felony prices although the girl and her son stay lacking.

“The whole disappearance of Emily and Gabriel and their abandonment of all their property, coupled with (Poulson’s) actions and obstructions and lies to police, present that (he) murdered Emily and Three-year-old Gabriel in the identical felony episode, after which wrapped them in sheets to maneuver their our bodies after which buried or in any other case disposed of and hid their our bodies,” police wrote within the prices.

“(Poulson) later packed a few of their issues and drove Emily’s purple Toyota Prius to St. George and deserted it in an try and deflect suspicion concerning their disappearance from himself.”

Investigators have been in a position to retrace Poulson’s steps by accumulating knowledge on the placement of his cellphone in 2015. Early on the morning of Sept. 9, 2015, Poulson went “to the world of Wolverine Crossing in Orem by some dumpsters,” and to “Black Horse Run in Orem by one other dumpster,” in response to charging paperwork.

Poulson then went to a Walmart in Springville the place he purchased “a shovel, work gloves, an vitality drink, and cigarettes,” the costs state. After that, his telephone was turned off for 3 hours, in response to prosecutors. When it was turned again on, Poulson was “within the extra rural space of Payson.”

Police say Poulson used his debit card at Walmart in Lindon on Sept. 20, 2015, to buy heavy neoprene gloves and mattress sheets. When Poulson later met up with an affiliate at a Provo resort, he was driving Almiron’s automobile, in response to courtroom paperwork.

On Sept. 11, 2015, authorities consider, primarily based on geolocation knowledge, that Poulson traveled to St. George and had Almiron’s telephone with him. He then returned to Orem beneath an badumed title utilizing a shuttle service, courtroom information state.

“Persevering with searches of those units confirmed a number of textual content messages with numerous individuals and (Poulson) on his telephone wherein he’s speaking about his intent to interrupt up with Emily. No searches or textual content messages about shifting, new jobs, leaving city, or referring to journey have been discovered or made on Emily’s telephone,” charging paperwork state.

Police discovered Almiron’s lacking automobile in St. George on April 20, 2016. “The car had been left in a state (with the home windows partially down and keys inside) that it could possibly be simply stolen,” the costs state.

On Sept. 12, 2015, Almiron’s ex-husband, with whom she shared joint custody of Gabriel, reported her lacking. She had reportedly texted him that she had damaged up with Poulson on the night time of Sept. eight, 2015 and had left that night time with Gabriel, the costs state.

Almiron’s mom informed police that on Sept. 10, 2015, she too obtained textual content messages from her daughter’s telephone saying Almiron didn’t need badistance watching Gabriel that day.

“Not one of the textual content messages spoke about any breakup with (Poulson) or that Emily was shifting or leaving city even briefly,” in response to courtroom paperwork.

Family members in California and Nevada informed police they’d not heard from Almiron since Sept. eight, 2015, and employers mentioned she didn’t present up for work — “which was fully out of character for her,” the costs state.

“Quickly after Emily was reported as lacking, regulation enforcement contacted (Poulson) who claimed he broke up with Emily as a result of he discovered a few of her drug paraphernalia of their house and couldn’t tolerate that,” in response to charging paperwork. “(Poulson) went on to inform regulation enforcement that Emily appeared nice and when she initially left on Sept. eight, 2015, mentioned she can be again in a number of days to get the remainder of her issues.”

A former roommate informed police that Poulson’s drug use elevated after Almiron disappeared. Investigators additionally say Poulson offered his automobile quickly after she disappeared. When detectives tracked down the automobile and processed it for potential proof, “suspicious fluids have been positioned within the trunk space. Samples have been taken to be examined. A K9 cadaver canine was additionally dropped at the automobile. The K9 indicated on the trunk space three separate occasions,” police wrote.

“On April 25, 2016, investigators and the FBI Proof Group went to (Poulson’s) and Emily’s house and regarded round utilizing an alternate gentle supply. Some suspicious spots have been discovered on the carpet and samples have been taken of these spots,” the costs state.

On Aug. 24, FBI brokers interviewed Poulson once more in Logan. He was informed in regards to the telephone information and that Almiron’s car had been discovered. When the interview was over, brokers famous that Poulson “walked to a tree and lay beneath it for about 15 minutes earlier than strolling to the bus,” the costs state. Just a few days later, Poulson left Utah for Hawaii, the costs state.

There was no phrase Monday when Poulson can be returned to Utah.

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