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PUBLIC RELATIONS UNIT
September 12, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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SLCPD Seeks Tips on 1980 Homicide
SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Police Department is asking for tips to help solve the 1980 murder of Celedon Archuleta.
This investigation began at 3:43 p.m. on Sunday, May 11, 1980, when Archuleta, 76, was found dead inside his home at 856 South 900 West.
During the investigation, detectives learned someone entered Archuleta’s home, killed him, and ransacked the house.
Detectives have exhausted all available leads but have not identified a suspect.
The Salt Lake City Police Department’s Homicide Squad has interviewed multiple people and has utilized new forensic technology to test evidence collected in 1980, unfortunately no new leads resulted.
Detectives believe there are people who have information about Archuleta’s death.
If anyone has information about this case, they should contact the Salt Lake City Police Department at 801-799-3000 and reference case 80-34923.
Media wishing to speak with a family member should contact the SLCPD Public Relations Unit.
Celedon Archuelta (Family photo | date unknown)