- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 29, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Authorities say a Summit County cold case has finally been solved after 40 years, but the alleged killer won’t be getting prosecuted.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1JvEgUC ) that an anonymous tipster, who came forward months ago, led authorities to conclude that George Toone had shot and killed William Ercanbrack on Oct. 28, 1976, but Toone died of natural causes 14 years ago in San Bernardino, California.

Bridge said Tuesday that the provided information about events after the shooting plus evidence collected at the crime scene confirmed that Toone allegedly killed Ercanbrack over a land dispute.

Ercanbrack was shot in the back with a high-powered rifle on his Clarks Canyon ranch.

Bridge says Ercanbrack’s family is grateful to finally get a resolution.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, https://www.sltrib.com

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