BLANDING — The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office issued a press release about an arrest of one individual in connection with the disappearance of William Bull, 29, and Christopher Owens, 28, from the Blanding area in Southern Utah.

L-R: William (Drew) Bull, age 29, and Christopher (Topher) Owens, age 28, were reported missing in February in Blanding, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of San Juan County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News

Authorities said Charles Yoo, 35, has been charged with obstruction of justice, a second-degree felony. Yoo was arrested following the service of a search warrant on March 8 at a residence where all three men had been living.

“A mutual friend of both Bull and Owens had reported to law enforcement officials some concerning interactions he had with Yoo during the days immediately after the two men had stopped using social media and cell phones to make contact with friends and family,” San Juan County Sheriff’s Office said in the statement. “Due to evidence collected at the residence, interviews with Yoo, investigative techniques and the lack of proof of life from William Bull and Christopher Owens, the investigation is now being termed a homicide investigation.”

Law enforcement officials said the investigation into the disappearance of the two men is ongoing. The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office continues to work with “allied agencies who continue to assist in the investigation, as well as, all those who have come forward with information to assist in the investigation.”

Anyone with information or who observed anything suspicious related to this investigation is asked to call the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office at 435-587-2237.

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