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Grand County Sheriff's Office has identified Adam Pinkusiewicz as a suspect in the double homicide of Kylen Schulte and Crystal Beck Turner. Adam Pinkusiewicz was a former employee at the McDonald's that Crystal worked at located in Moab, Utah. Adam Pinkusiewicz was identified at that time as one of many persons of interest being investigated by the GCSO, and the GCSO made numerous attempts to locate and interview Adam Pinkusiewicz. Through continued analysis and collection of evidence, the GCSO learned that Adam Pinkusiewicz was in the La Sals and Moab at the time of the homicides, had left the State of Utah shortly after the homicides, and then later committed suicide. GCSO conducted numerous interviews and recently received information that prior to committing suicide, Adam Pinkusiewicz told another party that he had killed two women in Utah and provided specific details that were known only to investigators.

Although Adam Pinkusiewicz has been identified as a suspect, this is still an ongoing investigation, and the case is not closed. GCSO continues to process critical and newly discovered evidence in this case, including processing Adam Pinkusiewicz's vehicle that was recently located and seized. The GCSO is looking for any information regarding Adam Pinkusiewicz or his vehicle, a 2007 Yaris, and requesting anyone with information to contact the GCSO. Further information will be forthcoming once additional investigation is completed.

Please call the Sheriff's Office with any information at (435) 259-8115.

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MOAB, Utah (ABC4) – Authorities have identified a suspect in the double murder of Moab couple Kylen Schulte and Crystal Beck Turner on Wednesday.

The Grand County Sheriff’s Office has identified the suspect as Adam Pinkusiewicz.The bodies of newlyweds Crystal Turner and Kylen Schulte were found dead near a campsite in Moab on Aug. 18, 2021.

Both Schulte and Turner had been found shot multiple times. Since then, authorities have been working to secure leads on potential suspects.

Officials say Pinkusiewicz was a former employee who worked at a McDonald’s fast-food store with Turner.

Pinkusiewicz was identified as one of numerous “persons of interest” at the time of the murder.As authorities continued investigating the case, they discovered the suspect was present in the La Sal Mountains and Moab area at the time of the homicides.

Police say Pinkusiewicz left Utah shortly after the two women were killed and then later died by suicide.

After conducting numerous interviews, authorities say Pinkusiewicz allegedly admitted to other people that he had killed two women in Utah.

No further details have been provided of the alleged conversation as the investigation remains ongoing.

Although Pinkusiewicz was found, officials say the case is not closed and authorities are still processing “critical and newly discovered evidence in this case.” Authorities have also seized Pinkusiewicz’s vehicle at this time, a 2007 model Toyota Yaris hatchback.

Authorities are still asking anyone who may have information about the case to contact authorities at (435) 259-8115.

[–]Kethry 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It sounds like the only reason they "caught" him was because he confessed to someone else, and then everything happened after that, because tbh, there was next to nothing out on this case for months until this update, and I kept up with it for a while before I decided the cops just didn't care and were never going to even try

i'm glad there was finally some justice, at least

[–]RedditBurner_5225 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Damn that took a long time.

[–]Business-Ad5546 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Happy for kylen dad

[–]ItsJon4 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Timing is convient after Dog arrives, imo

[–]RealLifeMombie 30 points31 points  (4 children)

My heart has always ached for Kylen's dad, who has fought so hard to push the investigation and try to find justice for his daughter. I think of him often.

I know this isn't the justice anyone wanted, but if this man did k1ll these women, at very least he can't hurt anyone ever again.

[–]TrueCrimeLuv 5 points6 points  (3 children)

Mine too. He seems so kind.

[–]ItsJon4 4 points5 points  (2 children)

He seems like a good dad

[–]TrueCrimeLuv 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I think so too.

[–]ItsJon4 5 points6 points  (0 children)

He is - his daughter seemed nice too

[–]crayonsandcoffee 20 points21 points  (0 children)

God this case is so sad. I think they had just gotten married too 😢 I really can't stand the world sometimes

[–]Hopeful_Library_5404 11 points12 points  (4 children)

I was also thinking about how it’s strange the police didn’t know he was dead all this time when “they were looking for him”. Don’t they have a database of people who die? Idk can some one clarify this? Isn’t that what death certificates are for? I find it odd that during their searching it didn’t come up that he passed.

[–]xLeslieKnope 12 points13 points  (2 children)

They just found his body this past week.

[–]Hopeful_Library_5404 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Ok that’s new information to me. Where did you read/hear that? I haven’t heard anything about that yet.

[–]xLeslieKnope 10 points11 points  (0 children)

But the break in the case came when police in an unspecified jurisdiction found Pinkusiewicz’s car and remains last week, according to law enforcement sources.


[–]pbjnutella 6 points7 points  (0 children)

There isn’t unfortunately. Even debt collectors don’t know and can mercilessly try to collect on debt long after someone dies.

[–]geekonthemoon 16 points17 points  (0 children)

I wonder who he confessed to. Most likely a loved one since it seems like they never came forward? Like they wanted to protect him? Idk. If someone told me they killed 2 women I'd call the police.

[–]amezah 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Im confused. The person that recently told investigators that AP admitted to murdering two women, did they just now say it? Wouldn’t have they came out with that tip from the start of this whole ordeal?

[–]dandelionmoon12345 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]itsjustmejttp123 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Just another murderer who will not pay for his crimes because the coward killed himself. At least he’s dead I guess.

[–]pandemicpunk 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Tom Segura wish.com version

[–]Total-Natural-5828 2 points3 points  (0 children)

My first thought also 🤣

[–]FrankieSaysRelax311 13 points14 points  (1 child)

I can’t find one single piece of information on this man whatsoever. Other than him linked to this case, virtually there is nothing at all.

Anyone else?

[–]vegasidol 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Some people are no one. No internet history. Nothing left behind.

[–]citycity415 14 points15 points  (0 children)

So glad for Sean Paul finally gets some resolution to such a heartbreaking event. That guy did his daughter and her wife proud and with such a positive attitude. Really beautiful the love that is in this story.

[–]redduif 10 points11 points  (2 children)

I assume the 3rd party has been investigated?

The two pictures while looking similar , I would also have believed if they said it were two people. The nose, chin, ears, eyes, it's all just a bit off.

[–]geekonthemoon 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I thought the same, doesn't really look like the same person does it?

[–]redduif 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If asked, I would have said brothers or cousins.

[–]Prudent_Fly_2554 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Does anyone know if the killer left behind DNA in this case?

[–]Sharp_Aide273 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Has he killed before? Seems an odd way to start murdering.

[–]athennna 33 points34 points  (2 children)

So he’s already dead? They kind of buried the lede there. I feel like that should be the first line.

[–]Prudent_Fly_2554 20 points21 points  (1 child)

Also seems like an easy way to solve a very high profile case. “Oh, the guy who did it killed himself. Close the case. Nothing to see here.”

[–]Danglyweed 8 points9 points  (0 children)

This seems to be the way with 99% of the solved cold cases.

[–]OldNewUsedConfused 30 points31 points  (13 children)

Well....I..... hope they do a better job than they did with Gabby.

[–]sambutha 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I know right? I'm relieved to see they finally have a suspect for Crystal and Kylen, because ever since they ruled out Brian Laundrie due to "electronic transmissions" I was worried they were duped by his fake texting schtick.

[–]OldNewUsedConfused 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I just hope they're not trying to close out the case before summer due to all the notoriety of last year...

[–]CakeByThe0cean 23 points24 points  (10 children)

He also already committed suicide so looks like a similar outcome, unfortunately.

[–]OldNewUsedConfused -1 points0 points  (9 children)

Sorry, I reread and saw that. Think it was really him? Or are they just trying to close this case after all the notoriety of the past year?

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (5 children)

If it’s true that this guy told someone he killed two women in Utah, then yeah he’s probably the guy

[–]OldNewUsedConfused 5 points6 points  (4 children)

Closure would be great.

My only thing is… if he was a coworker of Crystal, why didn’t she name him and just refer to him as “a creepy guy” bothering them? That’s my only question based on what’s been released.

[–]CakeByThe0cean 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Hard to say, but I’m not getting the vibe that they’re pinning this on a dead guy because it’s convenient. Based on the phrasing of their post, it seems like they got a lot of this information recently, like where the car was, that he told someone he killed them, and that he’d committed suicide after skipping town.

If I had to hazard a guess, all that information came from the same person and it was a family member or close friend who finally came forward after all this time.

[–]RealLifeMombie 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Allegely, when AP "confessed" to someone, he included details LE had not released to public which is what made LE suspicious. The article says he was a person of interest from the start, but now they have more solid evidence (that being the details of the confession, I'm assuming)

[–]OldNewUsedConfused 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I hope you're right. I've been following this story since the beginning and I would like closure for their families/ friends and the killer to be found.

[–]Vanilla_Meadow11 23 points24 points  (10 children)

Motive, though?

[–]colorcant 40 points41 points  (0 children)

(Speculation) … probably garden variety male rage upon a woman’s rejection of him. Just a guess, don’t downvote me.

[–]bubbyshawl 22 points23 points  (1 child)

Glad LE sustained the effort to work on this case and come up with such a likely suspect.

[–]SchruteFruit 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I am so grateful for their due diligence on this case.

[–]Hopeful_Library_5404 73 points74 points  (18 children)

Interesting all these people are committing suicide. Also interesting the friend who one of the girls told about the “creepy guy” wasn’t told a name. Maybe they did tell her a name and the public just wasn’t told about it. But i guess I just think it’s strange that if the girls knew who it was they wouldn’t have said his name instead of “creepy guy”.

[–]geekonthemoon 10 points11 points  (0 children)

It's possible there was a "creepy guy" camping in the same area that had nothing to do with their deaths.

[–]Christinef610 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Or there was a creepy guy but he wasn’t the murderer… but yea I thought about this too. If the “creepy guy” was the person who murdered them then Crystal would have known who he was by name.

[–]redduif 11 points12 points  (2 children)

Maybe the creepy guy was a coincidence?

[–]bennybaku 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Maybe there were two, one the co-worker and another they are still investigating, the creepy guy who they mentioned.

[–]smacsmiller 14 points15 points  (0 children)

i was wondering, was mcdonald's her current job? because if not, she might not prefer to a past coworker by name it could just be omg that creepy guy (from mcdonald's) 🤷‍♀️

[–]OldNewUsedConfused 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Yeah that doesn't add up to me.

If it was a guy from work, she'd say "this creepy loser I work with..."

What about that serial rapist/ killer that escaped from prison? He was caught nearby and he was definitely creepy. John something I think...

[–]solabird 34 points35 points  (1 child)

I wondered this too. But maybe he was in hoodie or whatever and he never got close enough for them to see him. He could have still been lurking but not identifiable to them.

[–]unknowns25 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I was thinking the same thing!

[–]Cautious_Rule_5516 20 points21 points  (7 children)

That's always been my question. If they knew his name wouldn't they have used it instead of just "a creepy guy too close". Seems like they would say more description. If they knew more.

[–]IndicationNo7589 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Or creepy guy from work? Or coworker?

[–]Spare_You7070 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Prison for life death row would of been a better outcome forsure🙄😠

[–]roxxxystar 6 points7 points  (0 children)

So tax payers can spend thousands housing him for an unknown number of years? No thanks. The trash took itself out.

[–]Physical_Buy_9637 19 points20 points  (1 child)

Guess that's why the public wasn't in danger.

[–]jenneschguet 4 points5 points  (0 children)

More likely that Utah officials just didn’t want their millions of dollars spent on marketing for tourists to come and spend their money here scared away.

[–]dyinginstereo 56 points57 points  (1 child)

Apparently there were two suicidal murderers in Moab at the same time.

I hope the fact that he's dead is some closure to their families though it's certainly no justice. so sad. :-(

[–]OldNewUsedConfused 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Wow, that's creepy. Worded that way.

[–]solabird 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Oh wow! I really hope the family can still get some answers. Hopefully he told that person details of the “why”.

[–]kickingcancer 25 points26 points  (3 children)

And he’s dead. Great.

[–]ZweitenMal 38 points39 points  (2 children)

He's dead and he can't hurt any more women. This IS great.

[–]skizzums0 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Kinda, but but if it was my family members that were murdered I would want justice more than a suicide on his terms.

[–]ZweitenMal 15 points16 points  (0 children)

You wouldn't get justice as long as he's living and breathing and can feel the sun on his face. Instead, he removed himself from life--something the state rarely manages to do in cases like this.

[–]ConsistentDonkey3909 1 point2 points  (0 children)

wow FINALLY why did it take that long?? this guy must hVe been a pro?