A homicide case in Golden may be linked to the fatal shooting of an global student on the University of Utah campus Monday night.
An alert was issued to students across campus that read, "Shots fired".
Boutain escaped and was found about 17 hours later at Salt Lake's public library, a few miles west of the university, said Detective Greg Wilking, spokesman for the Salt Lake City Police Department. Austin Boutain has connections to Minnesota, Wisconsin, Mississippi, Utah and Alabama, said Harvey, who did not elaborate.
"Today I join the @UUtah community in mourning the loss a remarkable student, ChenWei Guo", he Tweeted.
Federal Bureau of Investigation agents responded, as did law enforcement officials in helicopters and armored vehicles.
A green 2000 Ford pickup truck that was registered to the Colorado victim was also found in Utah, police said. Classes cancelled October 31.
Authorities believe the man had been dead for several days.
More than 100 police officers from many different agencies descended on the University of Utah campus and the area near Red Butte Canyon.
Police have identified Austin Jeffrey Boutain, 24, and Kathleen Elizabeth Rose Boutain, 23, as people of interest in the Golden death.
Authorities are scouring a canyon in Utah by foot and by air for a man suspected of killing a Chinese global student at the University of Utah. Brophy said police believe Austin Boutain had killed the driver of a auto and fled the scene.
Pershing said the university has been in contact with the student's parents in China.
The first alert was circulated at 9 p.m. last night, with a shelter-in-place order. SWAT teams searched the canyon area through Tuesday morning, with snipers watching to make sure Boutain, believed to be armed and unsafe, did not threaten officials.
Classes were canceled on Tuesday at the University of Utah, where officials remembered Guo as "extraordinarily outgoing, creative, smart and extremely engaged".