Gregory Dahl Nickell
On 11/26/1972, Greg Nickell (victim) and a female passenger were parked at a scenic view West of Vernal,
UT in Uintah County. At approximately 0110 hrs Greg Nickell was seated in the vehicle and approached by
an unknown male suspect, Greg Nickell rolled down his window, and was shot several times, by the male
The suspect got inside the vehicle and pushed Greg Nickell into the passenger side of the vehicle and drove
away following another vehicle. The vehicle was later discovered about 30 miles Southwest of Vernal, UT
near a local reservoir in Uintah County. The vehicle had been set on fire with the body of Greg Nickell inside.
At some point during the incident the female victim was forced into the second vehicle where she was held
captive and driven around Uintah and Duchesne County for several hours. The female victim was raped by
both the suspects. The female was later released in Duchesne County, and was able to walk to nearby farm
house and contact local law enforcement.
If you have any information that could help with this case please call the Uintah County Sheriff’s Office of
Uintah County Sheriffs Office Investigations Unit (435) 789-2511
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