A task force created in 1986 to investigate the slayings of three women was disbanded a few years later with no charges ever filed. A second task force was never created, although Forrest Whittle was later charged and convicted in one of those cases due to work by Salt Lake Police Sgt. Ron Millard.
Salt Lake Police Sgt. Don Bell was later instructed by his department to work with the city attorney's office concerning a lawsuit filed by a former officer in connection with the original case. Bell was not involved with the arrest of Whittle. A story in Tuesday's Deseret News reported otherwise.