MORALES, Guatemala — Law officers in Guatemala arrested a 29-year-old man Jan. 28 for investigation in the slaying of Brett Richards, a former bishop from Ogden, Utah.
The suspect was apprehended in Morales, a town near the Caribbean Sea coastline in eastern Guatemala. Police were led to the man using information collected in interviews, images recorded by surveillance cameras and "many other things," said Guatemalan National Police spokesman Faustino Sanchez. The search for additional suspects was continuing at press time.
Brother Richards, 52, was killed Jan. 7 while traveling with a Book of Mormon tour group of Utahns through Guatemala. Five bandits ambushed and boarded the group's tour bus near Colomba, about 125 miles west of Guatemala City. Brother Richards was reportedly shot while trying to prevent one of the robbers from assaulting the tour bus driver.