Suspect in custody after Mt. Pleasant woman found dead
MT. PLEASANT—A Mt. Pleasant woman and mother of two young children is dead, the victim of suspected domestic assault by her fiancée.
Kammy Edmunds, 34, died of blunt force trauma to the head, according to Mt. Pleasant police who discovered Edmunds in her home last Friday.
According to a statement issued by the Mt. Pleasant Police Department, authorities arrested Anthony Christensen, 35, of Mt. Pleasant, on Saturday after their investigation pointed towards Christensens’s involvement in the untimely death.
At about 12:45 p.m. on Friday, police responded to Edmunds’ home, where they found her already deceased. They also discovered her car was missing. The car was later found by Sanpete County Sheriff’s officers in an area east of Mt. Pleasant. It appeared to have been driven into a dry creek bed near Power Plant Park.
Officers investigated both scenes, considering them to be connected. Their investigation led them to arrest Christensen on suspicion of murder. More specific information has not yet been made public.
The case is being screened by the Sanpete County Attorney’s Office to determine any criminal charges to be filed.
Edmunds was the mother of two young children Franky Lopez, around 11 years old, and Sophya Lopez, approximately age 4.
In reaction to the tragic death, Edmunds’ friends and family took to social media en masse. They launched a GoFundMe crowdfunding campaign to help with funeral costs. It can be found at http://www.gofundme.com/kammy-edmunds-funeral-funds.
Tory McArthur, Edmunds’ former nephew and longtime friend, said, “She was a great person who would have done anything for anybody.”
McArthur recalled a time when he and his family had experienced car failure driving through Nephi Canyon in the middle of the night. McArthur says it was Edmunds who came to their rescue.
“I think she would have done that for anybody, though,” McArthur said.
“When I heard [about her death], my stomach dropped,” he said. “I was in shock. I had just been talking about her an hour before I found out.”