November 30, 2017 - Sherry Black Homicide - DNA Based "Snapshot" of Suspect & Reward Increased to $250,000
Seven years ago on this date, South Salt Lake Police were dispatched on a possible homicide, and upon arriving discovered 64-year old Sherry Black had been brutally beaten and stabbed to death. Police were able to recover blood evidence from the crime scene. With the advancement in technology, the DNA sample was recently used to create a "snapshot" of what the suspect may look like.
A hotline has been set up to receive tips specific to this case (801) 412-3688.
Online Traffic Accident Reports
You can now purchase and print a copy of your accident report online! Go to crashreport.utah.gov and enter your case number and personal information. Reports purchased through the website can be reaccessed free of charge for up to 10 days after purchase.
Text A Tip to South Salt Lake PD
You can now send anonymous text and web tips to the South Salt Lake Police Department! To send an anonymous text tip:
- Text your tip to 274-637 (CRIMES).
- Start your text message with the keyword: SSLPD
- Within a minute, you will receive a text message with your alias. This confirms that your text message was received. The alias identifier is used by the officer to communicate with you, through text, regarding the tip you submitted.
- Remember, the officer does not know your identity or location.
You can also submit tips through the web. Just fill out the tipping form at https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=962. Tips submitted through the web are anonymous as well.
New information released on MURDER OF Sherry Black
In an attempt to help generate new leads, police announced a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the murder of Sherry Black. Anyone with information on the case can call police at 801-412-3633. Also visit the family's website at http://www.sherryblackinfo.com. Read more>>
Police Seek Public's Help in Homicide Case
On Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at 1:43 PM, South Salt Lake Police were dispatched to B&W Billiards & Books (3466 S 700 E) on a stabbing that was called in on the 911 emergency line. Upon arrival police discovered a 64-year-old woman lying on the floor of the business with an obvious stab wound. The victim, Sherry Black, was found on the floor of her bookstore by her husband. She had been brutally beaten and stabbed to death.
Detectives have invested countless hours in this investigation, and at this time have not yet identified a suspect or determined a motive.
Anyone having information that may be helpful in this case, call Lieutenant Ruth at 801.412.3633 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All calls and emails received are confidential and callers can remain anonymous.
A unique "A/X" (Armani Exchange) men's belt was recovered in the proximity of the victim at the crime scene. The waist measurement of the person that wore this belt is approximately 36 - 38 inches. This belt has no direct ties to the Black family and we believe the belt was left at the crime scene by the suspect.
We are asking the community to look at this evidence closely to help us determine who it may have belonged to. We want to hear from anyone who has seen this belt or anyone who can recognize the markings on the back of the belt buckle.
The markings on the back of the buckle are "323". This number might be an item or inventory number from a clothing store or thrift shop.
SSL Police Partners with ICE to Get Gang Members Off the Street
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) announced the arrests of 678 gang members and associates from 133 different gangs during Project Southern Tempest, an intensive ICE HSI-led law enforcement operation executed in 168 U.S. cities targeting gangs affiliated with drug trafficking organizations (DTO). "By pooling our resources and our intelligence, we've succeeded in taking some very dangerous people off of the streets," said South Salt Lake Police Chief Chris Snyder. "Our goal in partnering with ICE and other law enforcement agencies is to make our cities safer. The gang members and drug dealers targeted in this operation have no regard for the law and their continued illegal activities degrade the quality of life in our communities." Click HERE for video, choose the Images/Video tab and select the Project Southern Tempest logo . Read more >>