After Jared Bridegan was killed in front of his daughter in Florida, his family hopes clues to his death might be found in Utah, where he used to live and work.

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About three months ago, Jared Bridegan dropped off his twin children from a previous marriage at his ex-wife’s house in Florida.

About a mile away, he came upon a tire in the middle of the narrow road. As soon as he exited his car to move the tire out of the way, he was shot four times at close range and killed.

“And the toughest thing about this case is that his 2-year-old daughter was watching in his back seat,” said his sister, Ashley Jenkins.

For the 33-year-old man’s widow, Kirsten Bridegan: “We take it day by day, both me and my daughter.”

The killing happened in Jacksonville, Florida, where Jared Bridegan and his family had moved to be near his oldest children. No surveillance cameras captured the shooting, and no arrests have been made. But his family hopes clues to his death can be found in Utah, where he and his wife attended college in Utah County. His ex-wife is also from Utah, where they had the twins, now age 9.

Nothing was stolen from Jared Bridegan, leading the police and his family to believe it was a setup, Jenkins said.

“Honestly, we’re all in grief counseling because this has been the worst nightmare that we’ve ever had to endure,” she said.

Jared Bridegan worked as a senior design manager at Microsoft. Before that, he worked for Utah company Clean Simple Eats. In addition to his twins and 2-year-old daughter, he …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Utah News


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