Valaine Briggs – Ace of Spades, Utah

Our card this week is Valaine Briggs, the Ace of Spades from Utah.

When 19-year-old Valaine left her Salt Lake City apartment and walked to class one spring morning in 1977, her carefully planned future was full of promise. And though she was in a time of transition and had recently ended an engagement, Valaine knew even this temporary disappointment just brought her closer to the life she dreamed of…a life full of family and rooted in faith…a life her ex-fiancé couldn’t give her.

What Valaine didn’t know that morning…what she couldn’t have known…was that the postcard-perfect future she envisioned for herself would be stolen from her in the cruelest of ways.

Valanie Briggs - Ace of Spades - Utah

Courtesy of Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake

Episode Info

If you know anything about the murder of Valaine Briggs in Salt Lake City, Utah in May of 1977, please call Unified Police Detective Ben Pender at 385-468-9816.

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