Unified Police Department • 3365 South 900 West • Salt Lake City, Utah 84119 • 801-743-7000 • Fax: 801-743-5817
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 7, 2013
Investigative Update—Traci Vaillancourt Arrested
WHEN: September 7, 2013 10:15 p.m.
WHO: Vaillancourt, Traci L. 4-1-79
As the investigation into the murder of Draper Police Sergeant Derek Johnson has been ongoing, detectives have now arrested Traci Vaillancourt for obstructing justice. Today Vaillancourt was released from the hospital and booked into jail.
Vaillancourt was interviewed on three different occasions. During those interviews she gave different statements that were inconsistent with physical evidence. Also, as subsequent interviews took place she gave additional details that were not disclosed in the previous interviews. The details of her statements will not be released.
Vaillancourt is still considered to be the victim of a shooting with Timothy Walker being the suspect in the murder of Sergeant Johnson. Walker remains in the hospital in serious condition and has not been interviewed. This case is still active and ongoing. As new details are available they will be released.
Lieutenant Justin Hoyal, PIO
Unified Police Department
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