Police: Utah Man Killed Girlfriend And Her 3-Year-Old Son

The man originally claimed he broke up with his girlfriend and she left with her child.

A man was arrested Friday in Hawaii on suspicion that he murdered his ex-girlfriend and her three-year-old son in 2015.According to KUTV, Christopher Richard Polson, 28, has been charged with two counts of aggravated murder. Police think he killed Emily Almiron and her child Gabriel Almiron in Utah, wrapped their bodies in sheets and hid their remains, according to the Idaho State Journal.

A court document states: “The complete disappearance of Emily and Gabriel and their abandonment of all their property, coupled with Defendant’s actions and obstructions and lies to police, show that Defendant murdered Emily and three-year-old Gabriel in the same criminal episode, and then wrapped them in sheets to move their bodies and then buried or otherwise disposed of and concealed their bodies.”

According to a probable cause statement, detectives claim they traced Poulson’s cell phone activity. On Sept. 8, 2015, Polson’s phone was allegedly tracked back to Almiron’s apartment to dumpsters to another dumpster, and then to a Walmart. At the superstore, Polson bought shovel and work gloves before the phone was shut off. It was turned back on again and tracked to a rural area of Utah.

Emily and Gabirel Almiron’s family reported them missing on Sept. 12, 2015. Poulson told police at the time that he broke up with Emily after finding drug paraphernalia he claimed belonged to her. He claimed she then left with her son. On the contrary, police said they found evidence on Poulson’s phone that he was a drug dealer, according to KUTV. Emily’s credit cards went silent after Sept 8. 2015.

Cadaver dogs appeared to smell the presence of human remains in the trunk of Poulson’s car. The bodies of Emily and her son were never found.

Polson is in jail awaiting an extradition hearing. It's not clear if he has a lawyer. 

[Photo: Twitter, Cache County Sheriff's Office]

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