Suspect Flint Harrison accused of murdering UTA worker found dead in jail

(KUTV) One of the suspects accused of kidnapping and killing a Utah Transit Authority worker was found dead in jail from an apparent suicide, officials with the Davis County Sheriff’s Office confirm.

Davis County deputies found Flint Harrison, 52, dead at 12:17 a.m. Authorities say they believe he hanged himself.

“Our deputies and nursing staff immediately began efforts to revive the inmate and worked with out paramedics as well as Farmington Firefighters for over 20 minutes. The resuscitation efforts were unsuccessful,” wrote DSCO in a press release.

Flint, along with his son Derek “DJ” Harrison, are accused of kidnapping UTA worker Kay Ricks from Salt Lake City and driving to Wyoming, where police say they killed Ricks and abandoned his body.

The men are also accused of kidnapping a mother and four children, tying them up and beating them in a Centerville basement. The suspects were fleeing police at the time of Ricks’ kidnapping.

The state of Wyoming filed first-degree murder charges against the two men at the end of June.