Police are looking for two men charged Friday in the slaying of an acquaintance at a Salt Lake auto shop.
Arturo Hernandez, 27, and Sergio Miranda, age unknown - who are still at large - could face life in prison if convicted of murdering Silvario Flores-Gonzales two weeks ago.Another man, Carlos Mora-Peralda, was also charged Friday with tampering with evidence, a second-degree felony, accused of helping dispose of Flores-Gonzales' body near a West Salt Lake culvert. He remains in the Salt Lake County Jail against a$100,000 bail after recently being picked up in Idaho.
On April 16, Hernandez and Miranda were talking with the victim in the office of the auto shop at 2450 W. 500 South, according to a probable cause statement in a 3rd Circuit Court complaint. At some point in their discussion, Hernandez reportedly asked Florez-Gonzalez "Where is he? Tell me. I don't want any more problems with you."
Mora-Peralda, who was outside working on a car at the time, then heard three gunshots coming from the shop, the complaint said. He was met by Hernandez a short time later, who allegedly told him "We screwed up."
Mora-Peralda then left with Hernandaz and Miranda but returned to the shop several hours later and found the victim, the complaint said.
After wrapping Flores-Gonzales in duct tape and blankets and heaving him into the bed of a pick-up, the trio drove to a remote area near 880 East and 4400 South, where they dumped the body, according to the complaint.