Man wanted for teenager's murder in Utah arrested in Rocky Ford

ROCKY FORD, Colo. (KKTV) - A man wanted for murdering and sexually assaulting a teenager in Salt Lake City, Utah was taken into custody in Rocky Ford.

The Otero County Sheriff's Office released Shaun French's mugshot on Wednesday. He was arrested on Tuesday along Highway 50 and County Road 13.

French is being held in Colorado on charges for three felony counts of unlawful sexual contact with a minor. Charges for murder have not been filed yet.

Salt Lake City police say French lived in the home with the girl at some point but was not living there at the time of the homicide. Police say 15-year-old Baleigh Bagshaw was on the phone with her mother, who heard screaming and immediately called a neighbor. The neighbor checked on the house and called police, who took the call at approximately 3:08 p.m. Monday. They arrived to discover that she had been killed.

It's not clear what brought French to Colorado.