Updated: 11:21 AM- West Valley police have arrested three people in connection with the beating death of a man who died not long after he was found gagged, bound, battered and bloody inside a shed.
Police took one man into custody Thursday afternoon, a second Thursday night, and the third had been booked into jail by early Friday morning.
Those arrests followed the death of Jay Wolfinjer, a 32.
Pailate Lomu, 42, was booked into Salt Lake County jail on suspicion of one count of aggravated kidnapping and one count of aggravated homicide. Police said Friday the shed where Wolfinjer's body was found was attached to a home that Lomu had apparently owned.
Ooleanui Salanoa, 25, and Tuusao Ama, 42, were also later booked for their alleged participation in the crime.
Dispatchers got a call around 6:30 a.m. Thursday reporting a suspicious circumstance at the Broadmoor Village apartments, near 3375 W. 7800 South in West Jordan, according to Sgt. Greg Butler of West Jordan police.
Police learned from witnesses that two males and a female had kicked in the door of an apartment, assaulted a man and taken him from the area against his will.
Authorities, responding to a call for medical help around noon, found the man bound and gagged inside a shed at a West Valley City home near 4500 South and 3500 West, Butler said. He was found with injuries, but McLachlan would not discuss them. McLachlan and Butler refused to discuss whether weapons appeared to have been used.
McLachlan also would not discuss the caller who led police to the victim.
Wolfinjer was taken to Intermountain Medical Center, where he died, McLachlan said. McLachlan would not discuss possible motives in the attack or whether the victim was able to speak to authorities before he died.
West Valley's Robert Frost Elementary, which is near the home where the body was found, was put on lockdown for about an hour Thursday afternoon to protect the children.