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Draper murder suspect faces new kidnapping charge

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - Court documents show that a suspect in the murder of a Riverton girl whose body was found in the Jordan River has also been charged with kidnapping and beating another woman.
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - Court documents show that a suspect in the murder of a Riverton girl whose body was found in the Jordan River has also been charged with kidnapping and beating another woman.

Daniel Ferry was arrested for the murder of Anne Kasprzak in March. Her body was found after her blood was found on a bridge along the Jordan River Parkway on March 11.

New documents show that Ferry was charged with the kidnapping and beating of a different woman on or about the same day Kasprzak was killed.

A probable cause statement filed in court on Tuesday says a woman with initials "S.H." went to a home in Salt Lake County where Ferry hit her over the head, tied her up, hid her under a blanket and drove her to another home.

After arrival at the second residence, the statement says S.H. was forced to stand in front of a dart board and told that if she moved, she would be beaten harder. The probable cause statement said that Ferry threw darts at her, penetrating the skin on her upper body.

The court document also said that Ferry threatened to hurt her family and kill her if she ever told anyone about the incident.

S.H. told investigators that Ferry shaved her head and beat her repeatedly before driving her to separate location and dropped off, according to the statement. The ordeal lasted about 12 hours, according to documents.

The documents show that another woman with initials "M.D." was asked by Ferry to bring S.H. to him because he wanted $200 worth of "revenge," since M.D. owed Ferry money. The court statement also said that Ferry ordered M.D. to beat and throw darts at the victim.

According to the court documents, Ferry gave M.D. two hours to come up with the money from S.H. The court records also stated that M.D. shaved S.H.'s head and sent cell pictures to Ferry to prove she was trying to get the money out of the victim.

The document said that on Monday April 30, two private investigators showed up the home of M.D.'s mother and asked to speak with M.D. The private investigators told M.D.'s mother they were hired by Ferry and wanted to talk to her.

Ferry was charged with one count of 1st Degree Felony Aggravated Kidnapping and one count of 3rd Degree Felony Tampering With a Witness.

Previous court documents show that Ferry beat Anne Kasprzak so badly that her face was unrecognizable, making it difficult to identify her body.

Kasprzak court records said the 15-year-old was beaten severely, indicating that she fought back against her attackers.

Kasprzak was last seen alive March 10 by her family when she went to her bedroom to listen to music. She was reported to police as a runaway that night.

Ferry and Veanuia Vehekite were both arrested in connection with the girl's death.

Documents allege that Kasprzak went to Ferry's home looking for a jacket she'd left there. The police report said Ferry made a sexual advance toward Kasprzak, who laughed and rejected his advances.

According to witnesses, Kasprzak "Put up one Hell of a fight" which ended when Ferry smashed the victim's head into a wall, knocking her unconscious.

The record said that Vehekite helped move her body to the garage where they changed her clothes and wrapped her in a tarp.

Court documents show that the kidnapping of S.H. and the death of Kasprzak most likely happened on the same day.

No known connection between the two cases has been made by prosecutors or investigators.

Stay tuned to ABC 4 News and ABC4.com for more on this story.

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