Utah woman found murdered days after abduction warnings

Utah woman, 26, is found murdered days after her mother warned that she had been abducted by a random couple who threatened to kill her Stevie Shay Wilkerson, 26, was reported missing in St George on August 9  Her body was recovered about an hour away in Iron County two weeks later  Police said her death is considered a homicide but have not released the cause The day after Stevie vanished, her mother Vawna Wilkerson issued a desperate plea on Facebook claiming that the 26-year-old had been 'abducted'   Vawna said Stevie was 'being held hostage' by a couple she 'accidentally crossed paths with' at a hotel 'They are armed and have threatened to kill her,' the mother wrote in all caps Police have not commented on Vawna's claims  

By Megan Sheets For Dailymail.com

Published: 19:10 BST, 1 September 2020 | Updated: 19:12 BST, 1 September 2020

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A Utah woman was found murdered just days after her mother warned that she had been kidnapped by a couple who were holding her hostage and threatening to kill her.  

Stevie Shay Wilkerson was reported missing in St George on August 9 and her body was recovered about an hour away in Iron County two weeks later on August 23. 

One day after Stevie vanished, her mother, Vawna Wilkerson, issued a desperate plea on Facebook claiming that the 26-year-old had been 'abducted [and] taken against her own will'.

Vawna went on to say that her daughter was 'being held hostage by a man calling himself Joey and a woman calling herself Jose', who Stevie 'accidentally crossed paths with' at a hotel. 

'Please help me find my beautiful baby girl... they are armed and have threatened to kill her,' the mother wrote in all caps. 

Stevie Shay Wilkerson (left) was found murdered in Utah just days after her mother warned that her daughter had been kidnapped by a couple who were holding her hostage and threatening to kill her

Stevie's mother Vawna Wilkerson

Stevie Shay Wilkerson (left) was found murdered in Utah just days after her mother Vawna Wilkerson (right) warned that her daughter had been kidnapped by a couple who were holding her hostage and threatening to kill her

Stevie (right) was reported missing in St George on August 9 and her body was recovered about an hour away in Iron County two weeks later on August 23. Police said her death is considered a homicide but have not released the cause

Stevie (right) was reported missing in St George on August 9 and her body was recovered about an hour away in Iron County two weeks later on August 23. Police said her death is considered a homicide but have not released the cause

One day after Stevie vanished, her mother Vawna issued a desperate plea on Facebook (pictured) warning that the 26-year-old had been 'abducted [and] taken against her own will'. Police have not commented on Vawna's claims

One day after Stevie vanished, her mother Vawna issued a desperate plea on Facebook (pictured) warning that the 26-year-old had been 'abducted [and] taken against her own will'. Police have not commented on

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