A white supremacist double murder suspect's tattoos may hold the key to proving he slit the throats and dumped his victims' bodies down a mine shaft.
Investigator's have issued a warrant for updated photograph's of Jerrod Baum's inkings, believing pictures of headstones with initials on are documents of his murders.
Baum, 41, allegedly murdered Riley Powell, 18, and his girlfriend Brelynne 'Breezy' Otteson, 17, in December 2017.
The Utah County Attorney Bureau of Investigations has now served a search warrant to collect updated photographs of all of Baum’s tattoos.
Investigator's have issued a warrant for updated photograph's of Jerrod Baum's (pictured in the 4th District Court Thursday, April 26, 2018, in Provo, Utah) tattoos, believing pictures of headstones with initials on are documents of his murders
Baum, 41, allegedly killed Riley Powell, 18, and his girlfriend Brelynne 'Breezy' Otteson, 17, (pictured) in December 2017
An investigator wrote in the warrant: 'Just as Baum’s iron cross may have documented bravery in battle for his involvement in any number of acts, he may have documented his killing of Riley and Brelynne by way of tattoos as well.
'My training and experience and consultation with experts leads me to believe that there is a reasonable probability that he has done so.
'There is a strong likelihood Mr Baum may have recorded the deaths of Riley Powell and Brelynne Otteson in the form of another tattoo,' reported DeseretNews.
Baum is accused of killing the young couple and throwing their bound bodies into the Tintic Standard Mine outside Eureka, Juab County.
Defense attorney Mike Brown and Utah County Attorney David Leavitt both declined to comment on Thursday.
Baum, who is charged with two counts of capital murder and will face the death penalty if convicted, is known to have more than two dozen tattoos.
Investigators became interested in his body art after listening to interviews with Baum's ex-girlfriend Morgan Henderson, who was allegedly present at the killings.
She referred to a swastika tattooed on Baum's face and spoke about his tattoos as 'records', referring specifically to 'headstones' on his body symbolising people he had killed.
Henderson said she witnessed Baum first kill Powell, repeatedly stabbing him, before he slit