The girlfriend of a man arrested for reportedly killing two teens found dead in Eureka was arrested Friday for reportedly obstructing justice.
Morgan Henderson, 34, of Mammoth, was arrested on the second-degree felony of obstruction of justice. She had previously identified herself to detectives under her married name, Morgan Lewis.
Henderson’s boyfriend, 41-year-old Jerrod Baum, was arrested on Wednesday for multiple felony charges, including two counts of aggravated kidnapping and aggravated murder, both first-degree felonies.
Baum reportedly killed two Tooele teens, 17-year-old Brelynne “Breezy” Otteson and 18-year-old Riley Powell, who had been missing since Dec. 30 when they left Tooele to go to Spanish Fork and Eureka.
The Jeep the teens were in was found on Jan. 11 in Juab County.
On Jan. 25, detectives interviewed Henderson in Mammoth and she reportedly denied she had seen the teens or known about their disappearance. Powell had sent Facebook messages to Henderson saying he would be at her house at midnight on Dec. 30, but Henderson told detectives he never arrived, according to a police report. She later reportedly told detectives he had arrived, stayed for a short time and left.
Henderson later told investigators in Sanpete County on March 25 she withheld knowledge of what happened and then led investigators to the mine where the bodies of the teens were found. Henderson was in custody at the time on unrelated charges, according to the police report.
Henderson also told investigators she was with Baum when he drove the teens to the mine, killed them in her presence and pushed the bodies into the open mine.
Henderson reportedly told investigators statements that make them believe she’ll hurt herself, flee or be killed if she is released and has said she’s worried about Baum’s ability to hurt her and her family even if he is incarcerated.
Henderson told police she feels responsible for the teens’ death because she invited them over and didn’t come forward with what she knew, according to the report.