OREM, Utah (ABC4 Utah) Investigators are searching southern Utah County for the bodies of Emily Almiron and her three-year-old son, Gabriel.
Wednesday, a judge ordered Christopher Poulson, 28, to be extradited to Utah from Hawaii after he was charged with two counts of aggravated murder for the 2015 disappearances.
“Emily and Gabriel were in our lives far too short of time,” Brenda Marsh said, Emily’s mother.
On September 8, 2015, investigators believe Poulson killed the mother and child, with whom he lived. In the days after, police say he wrapped them up in sheets and got rid of their bodies.
“This anguish will never surpass the incredible joy that we had that they were ours and that we were blessed to be their family. They made our lives beautiful and now they are our nearest, sweetest memories,” Marsh said.
Court records show Poulson bought a shovel, gloves and sheets immediately after the disappearance. He’s also accused of dumping Emily’s car in St. George to throw off police.
“He has continuously obstructed the investigation through his lies,” Orem Police Chief Gary Giles said.
Police said they’re working several possible motives.
With only circumstantial evidence, Deputy Utah County Attorney Sam Pead prepares to prosecute his first double murder case without bodies.
“We are confident in our ability to show that both Emily and Gabriel are no longer with us.” Pead said.
Marsh hopes the family can soon find closure.
“In your prayers, please ask that Emily and Gabriel’s remains be returned to us soon,” Marsh said.
Court documents show cadaver dogs hit on human remains in the back of Poulson’s 2002 silver Ford Mustang. If anyone remembers seeing the vehicle or Poulson during the month of the killings, call Orem Police’s non-emergency line at 801-229-7070.
Pead says prosecutors are discussing the death penalty in this case.
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