Homicide suspect arrested after body found near Dinosaur

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Griffin James Loughlin
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DINOSAUR | Griffin James Loughlin, 24, was arrested Wednesday in Salt Lake City, and charged with first-degree murder in connection with a homicide reported Nov. 30, according to a press release from the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office.

Around 5:30 p.m. on Monday, November 30, the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a deceased male subject found in a remote area of northwest Moffat County, approximately 2.75 miles from the Colorado/Utah border.

The victim has been identified as Ian Richard Tillack, 25. Neither Tillack or Loughlin are Moffat County residents.

An initial investigation from the sheriff’s office revealed the man had been shot. Personnel and resources from Moffat County Sheriff’s Office, Town of Dinosaur Marshal’s Office, Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI,), the 14th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, and the Moffat County Coroner’s Office investigated the death.

Based on evidence at the scene, foul play was suspected, which led to an arrest warrant for Loughlin.


By JOSHUA CARNEY | Craig Press