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Official: Colo murder suspect tried to steal plane

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -

Officials say a man wanted in connection with a Colorado murder attempted to steal a plane from a small southern Utah airport then killed himself.

St. George city spokesman Marc Mortenson says 40-year-old Brian Hedglin, a SkyWest Airlines employee, scaled a razor wire fence at the St. George Municipal Airport early Tuesday then boarded a SkyWest jet while the airport was closed.

Mortenson says Hedglin crashed the plane into some cars in a parking lot. He says a police officer then found the man inside the plane with a gunshot wound to his head.

Hedglin was wanted in connection with the death of Christina Cornejo in Colorado Springs. Her body was found Friday by police doing a welfare check at the request of her family and her death has been ruled a homicide.

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