Murff's attorney, Steven K. Burton, confirmed Murff passed away Friday night, June 5.
“His death is a tragedy. It's an example of how our system allows someone's life to be destroyed based on a mere accusation,” said Burton.
Murff was arrested Thursday, May 21, in Heber City during a “high-risk traffic stop” involving Heber City Police, undercover Davis County Deputies, and Utah Highway Patrol. Charging documents allege Murff had repeatedly sexually abused a girl starting when she was 10 years old and continuing into adulthood.