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SLCPD Homicide Detectives Arrest Murder Suspect, Victim Identified

SALT LAKE CITY — Detectives with the Salt Lake City Police Department’s Homicide Squad have arrested a man in connection to a deadly stabbing.

This investigation started at 5:39 p.m. on Thursday June 1, 2023, when SLC911 received a call about a stabbing that had just occurred near 1875 South Redwood Road.

Officers got on scene and immediately provided life-saving efforts. Paramedics and the Salt Lake City Fire Department took the victim, identified as 40-year-old Cody Myers, to the hospital where he later died.

Detectives believe 53-year-old Todd Kingston, the suspect, used a knife to stab Myers after the two got into an argument.

After allegedly stabbing Myers, Kingston ran from the scene.

Multiple patrol officers, and officers with the SLCPD K9 Squad, Pioneer Bike Squad, and the SLCPD Gang Unit, swarmed the area and started searching for the suspect and any evidence.

At approximately 5:55 p.m., a SLCPD patrol officer, while looking for the suspect, saw a man, later identified as Kingston, on the Jordan River trail near 1800 South.

Officers will book Kingston into the Salt Lake County Metro Jail on charges of Murder and Obstruction of Justice.

This is the ninth homicide in Salt Lake City for 2023.

Charges are only allegations, and every arrested person is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

No further information on this case is being released. Neither the PIO nor the On-Duty Watch Commander are available for interviews.

The Salt Lake City Police Department is not the custodian of record for jail booking photos. Utah Code 17-22-30 mostly prohibits the release of jail booking photos. Generally, a jail booking photo can only be released by the custodian of record after a conviction or when law enforcement determines the person is a fugitive or an imminent threat to a person or public safety. In Salt Lake City, the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office is the custodian of record for jail booking photos.