FBI seeks person of interest in homicide investigation after woman’s body found

This May 2017 booking photo from an unrelated arrest shows Drew Black, 33, also known as Drew Cuch, who is wanted as a person of interest for questioning in an August 2017 homicide investigation. Authorities say Black does not currently have long hair. Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI in Salt Lake City at telephone 435-789-2112 OR Bureau of Indian Affairs dispatch at 435-722-2012 OR BIA anonymous tipline at 435-725-2611 or Duchesne County Sheriff's Office at 435- 738-0196. | Photo courtesy Duchesne County Sheriff's Office, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Authorities are asking for public assistance locating 33-year-old Drew Black, considered a person of interest in a homicide investigation arising out of Whiterocks.

This May 2017 booking photo in an unrelated matter shows Drew Black, 33. Black, also known as Drew Cuch, is wanted as a person of interest for questioning in an August 2017 homicide investigation. Authorities say Black no longer has long hair. | Photo courtesy Duchesne County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News

Duchesne County Sheriff’s detectives are working with FBI agents and Bureau of Indian Affairs authorities to investigate the death of a 20-year-old woman named Sukakee Manyhides whose body was found Wednesday on a road northwest of Whiterocks, according to a news release issued by the FBI’s Salt Lake City Division.

Authorities are considering the death a homicide as Manyhides’ body was found under suspicious circumstances.

A 30-year-old woman, Zhondee Nephi, was arrested in connection with the case early Saturday morning and is currently in tribal custody.

Investigators are still looking for Black as a person of interest in the case.

Black also goes by the name Drew Cuch. Investigators said he no longer has long hair as depicted in the May 2017 bookings photo shown in this report.

Zhondee Nephi, 30, bookings photo, date not specified | Photo courtesy Duchesne County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News

The investigation is ongoing, and no other information was released at the time this report was taken.

Anyone with information about the case or Black’s whereabouts is asked to call one of the following:

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement and may not contain the full scope of findings. Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.

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