A Spanish Fork man who allegedly told investigators he had a fascination with death has been booked into the Utah County jail accused of helping a 16 year-old girl kill herself. People walking in the area spotted the gruesome sight and called for help.
Utah County Sheriff's Sgt. Spencer Cannon confirming Tyerell Przbycien, 18, is under investigation for murder and reckless endangerment. The girl was found Saturday morning around 7:30 a.m. hanging from a tree near Maple Lake. Przbycien can reportedly be heard on a cell phone recording talking to the teen as they prepared her death. Investigators say Przbycien didn't do anything to stop it and there was evidence at the scene showing he purchased the rope and a can of industrial strength air duster.
The girl had been reported as missing to police that morning and struggled with mental health issues including suicidal thoughts. Investigators say Przbycien played an active role in his friends death and never tried to prevent it.
Photo: Utah County Jail