Logan man dies after being falsely accused of sexually assaulting teen girl


LOGAN — Police officers are investigating the death of a 62-year-old Logan man who was physically beaten by a 17-year-old boy after being falsely accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl. Michael Fife died April 27 at an Ogden hospital, where he was being treated for his injuries following the attack.

According to a press release from the Logan City Police Department, the 16-year-old girl claimed she was sexually assaulted by Fife while riding a CVTD bus, Tuesday afternoon, April 23. The female immediately called her 17-year-old brother and told him the allegations.

Officers report, minutes later the brother located Fife getting off the bus near 300 South 100 West. The teen ran towards the man and pushed him.

Photo of Michael Fife in the hospital where he later passed away after being treated for swelling on his brain (Courtesy: Brandie Callahan).

Fife allegedly fell to the sidewalk and suffered injuries to his head. He was left unconscious, lying on the sidewalk, while the assailant fled the scene on foot. Witnesses called police and paramedics to the scene. Fife was transported by ambulance to Logan Regional Hospital and later transferred to McKay Dee Hospital in Ogden.

Officers claim that several hours later, the 16-year-old girl called police to report the sexual assault on the bus.

Detectives later reviewed video footage from the bus. It showed Fife walking past the girl but never assaulting her.

Police are not releasing the names of the two juveniles because of their age. They are continuing to investigate and will turn the case over to the Cache County Attorney’s Office, to determine whether criminal charges will be filed.

Fife leaves behind one son. A friend has opened a GoFundMe account, to raise money to settle the cost of hospital bills, cremation, and entering into a burial plot.


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  • pablo May 7, 2019 at 7:31 pm Reply

    Obvious crimes…assault, falsely reporting a crime, manslaughter, leaving the scene of an accident.

  • C w May 7, 2019 at 9:51 pm Reply

    Yes they should be charged!! That is straight up ******** if they are not!!!! They should definitely not be getting away with murder for killing an innocent man.

  • Megan May 9, 2019 at 8:22 pm Reply

    “Logan man who was physically beaten by a 17-year-old boy” …………….”The teen ran towards the man and pushed him.”……

    So the boy didn’t “physically beat” him. He shoved him. As I read that first paragraph it sounded like the boy beat the man to death. Let’s make sure a story this tragic isn’t exaggerated by the journalist.

    • Send him to prision May 11, 2019 at 7:42 am Reply

      It’s not being exaggerated. That brother is 100% responsible for the death of the 62 year old man. He belongs in prison.

    • Mason li May 20, 2019 at 8:43 am Reply

      Are you joking? Exaggerated? The man died, even so if he just “pushed him” and killed him it is still considered man slaughter and he should be charged for it. You don’t think he was kicked while on the ground either? It’s an elderly man being beat by a teenager. If anything the journalist under exaggerated it. Your clearly a feminist

    • Jesse May 23, 2019 at 3:23 pm Reply

      He was knocked down hard. Go read a different source where the chief of police speaks out. He described the hit as “linebacker-type charge.” A push wouldn’t have done that type of injury, Megan.

  • Not sorry for liars May 10, 2019 at 5:00 pm Reply

    I hope the girl gets charged with slander and the brother with manslaughter.

  • Andrew May 11, 2019 at 4:21 pm Reply

    That little **** deserves death. Actions have consequences and hers should be death.

  • Daniel Sundkvist May 12, 2019 at 2:28 am Reply

    Seriously, throw both the trigger happy brother and the lying manupulative sister in a well and leave them to rot.

    • Demetris Johnson July 14, 2020 at 9:09 pm Reply

      I agree

  • Believe all women May 13, 2019 at 10:40 am Reply

    Megan is part of the #metoo movement and the believe all women no matter what.

  • Thomas Banacek May 19, 2019 at 7:28 am Reply

    You can blame the overcharged progressive identitarian bullies for this. Severe punishments are warranted.

  • Demetris Johnson July 14, 2020 at 9:08 pm Reply

    The person who said that This should not b exaggerated is sick. The man is innocent. Wat if this was ur dad? Would u feel the same? They should charge both the girl and her brother for murder

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