News: C&J launches website and coalition effort to solve 1995 murder of Rosie Tapia
// Nov 20, 2017
In a press conference outside the apartment building where she was abducted, Karra Porter and JD Lauritzen pleaded with the public to help obtain information relating to an unsolved murder from 1995.
Rosie Tapia was 6 years old when she disappeared from her bedroom at the Hartland Apartments at 1616 Snow Queen Place (about 1700 West and 1700 South) in Salt Lake City in the early morning hours of Aug. 13, 1995.
Rosie was taken from a bedroom of the family apartment, brutally sexually assaulted and dumped into a nearby canal, where her body was discovered hours later.
Her killer has never been arrested. Now, 22 years later, her family still seeks justice. They want an arrest and they want you not just to help but to solve this horrendous crime.
The family is asking for people to come forward with any information that might be useful in anyway.
They want to hear from everyone who might have information, but particularly if you:
Lived in the Hartland Apartments in 1995
Visited the apartments or were in the area in the months surronding the murder
Were friends with Rosie or family members
Had kids who played on the playground there or knew kids who did
Were familiar with anyone who lived in the apartments who might have seen someone on the playground or around the area
If you recognize anyone in these short YouTube videos:
Heather Thuett to present on Principled Negotiations - When to Hold 'em and When to Fold 'em
// Jan 29, 2018
On February 9th, C&J's own Heather Thuett will be presenting at the 4th Annual Intermountain Construction Defect & Dispute Conference. Heather will speak on the subject of negotiations and "when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em."
There are some 200 cold cases of murders or missing persons in Utah, yet the state has no comprehensive up-to-date database that would help law enforcement bring perpetrators to justice. A new organization, the Utah Cold Case Coalition, says agencies could be doing a much better job sharing information and solving old homicides and disappearances.
Tanner Lenart featured on KUER on liquor laws in Utah
// Dec 20, 2017
Tanner Lenart, C&J's premier attorney specializing in liquor laws, was featured on KUER this week. Learn how a law designed for strip-clubs complicated the showing of the movie Deadpool at Brewvies in Salt Lake City. Tanner's clients are mostly bars and restaurants, she helps them navigate Utah’s complicated alcohol regulations.