Aaron Younger, a former private assistant of Mormon President Thomas S. Monson, has been discovered useless in his Salt Lake Metropolis condo after neighbors alerted police that a unusual scent was coming from the entrance door.
In accordance with Salt Lake Metropolis police, many clues collected on the scene recommend Aaron Younger could have been the sufferer of an elaborate homicide plot.
“We have been solely in a position to proceed to a preliminary evaluation earlier than we noticed a supply of radiation on the scene and needed to name a decontamination workforce,” explains a South Salt Lake Metropolis police supply.
“The proof we’ve got collected to date is inadequate to pronounce a particular conclusion or make any arrests, however the complexity of what we’ve got found significantly reduces the variety of suspects.”
Many sources additionally declare Nephi Younger had dinner in central Salt Lake Metropolis with a member of President Monson’s inside circle 5 days earlier than his physique was discovered.
Aaron Younger, a 27-year-old eighth-generation Mormon, attracted loads of consideration in Utah in 2011 when he printed I Was The Prophet’s Lover, which was taken off cabinets after an official warning from President Monson.
The e book, a 348-page memoir detailing Younger’s tough high-school years, his quick profession as a mannequin within the trend business, and his years spent as President Thomas Monson’s shut private aide, offered intimate particulars about Younger’s relationship with the a lot older president, and claimed “hypocritical and corrupt” senior Mormon leaders reside a lifetime of extra and luxurious, whereas instructing odd Mormons to reside easy lives.
In accordance with Younger, senior Mormon leaders have entry to “nice swathes of money” from church financial institution accounts, and the supposedly unpaid senior leaders use this money on private companies, actual property, enriching their household, and even, in some instances, “alcohol, playing, medication and intercourse events.”
The state of Utah is firmly underneath the management of the Mormon church, with the vast majority of purchasing malls and public areas owned by church headquarters. Because the richest church on the planet per capita, Mormon leaders wield appreciable monetary and social energy, together with an iron grip over the Salt Lake Metropolis Tribune, town’s longstanding newspaper of file.
“We have been instructed we couldn’t, underneath any circumstances, point out Aaron Younger in print, even when he gained a gold medal within the slalom or cured most cancers,” stated a Salt Lake Metropolis Tribune supply. “LDS church hierarchy controls Utah just like the mob managed New York. You pay them 10%, you obey their legal guidelines, in addition to their unstated guidelines, and they’re going to allow you to reside. You step out of line? You gained’t have a job, your profession is over, you can be pushed out of city, and your personal household will most likely activate you.
“That is how a lot energy these guys have.”
The Mormon church has historically upheld a strict ban on homosexuality inside its ranks, nonetheless the official place has softened not too long ago, with LDS chief L. Whitney Clayton asserting in October final yr, “I now converse on to church members who expertise same-sex attraction or determine as homosexual, lesbian or bisexual. We wish you to know we love you. You might be welcome. We wish you to be a part of our congregation.“
Whereas the official stance of the church with regard to homosexuality could have turned, it seems it was not sufficient to avoid wasting the lifetime of Aaron Younger, the scourge of Salt Lake Metropolis and Mormon HQ.