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Video offers virtual tour of Warren Jeffs' Hildale compound

Published April 30, 2013 10:13 pm

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Hildale • Last week, as Trent Nelson and I toured a compound here built for Warren Jeffs, I used my phone to capture some video.

The resulting video should be useful for getting an idea of what the compound is like.

Please keep in mind that this video really was shot with a cell phone and edited during a car ride; so, it's not the slickest thing in the world.

The video also doesn't get into a lot of the legal details surrounding the property. For that information, visit some of last week's coverage of the compound, or visit the Tribune's main polygamy page.

As we reported before, the compound was purchased in an auction by former Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints spokesman Willie Jessop. That auction was the result of a lawsuit Jessop filed against the leadership of the FLDS church.

— Jim Dalrymple II

Twitter: @jimmycdii