Fruita man charged with 1st degree murder in missing person’s case

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT)- A Fruita man is behind bars on first-degree murder charges. He is accused of killing a man that went missing in March.

33-year-old Matthew Logan is charged with first-degree murder and tampering with a deceased human body in relation to the disappearance of Frank Taylor.

Logan is being held in the Mesa County Detention Facility without bond.

Taylor was reported missing by friends in March under suspicious circumstances. The 53-year-old was last seen at his home on the 2800 block of C ½ Road.

All papers in the case have been sealed by the court, so the exact details about what happened to Taylor are not yet known.

A woman who says she is Logan’s best friend was at the courthouse for the hearing, she says she believes he is innocent.

"Absolute shock, I had not anticipated seeing that. I had a friend that sent that to me, and I just cried. I had no idea, and I would never suspect anything like that. He's just a really great person,” says Logan’s best friend Hollie Marble.

Logan is set to be back in court on Oct. 18.