Police Trying to Identify Body Found in Jordan River

Police Trying to Identify Body Found in Jordan River


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(KSL News) -- Police work to identify a body pulled from the Jordan River last night.

A man on a bicycle discovered the body in the water underneath a freeway overpass near 2100 S. 1200 West in Salt Lake.

Police say the person may have gone in upstream, or if somebody threw it in the water it may have drifted down. They don't know yet how long it was in the water.

Det. Dwayne Baird, Salt Lake City Police Dept.: "There is some speculation, but only that it's been there for a short time. There is some decomposition to the body."

Authorities are taking a closer look to try and figure out what happened. But police caution, now that the weather has turned cold, people need to be extra careful near water. They say hypothermia can set in fast, even if someone is just fishing or wading in cold rivers.

Meantime, the body of a 64-year-old man was discovered in Ogden earlier this week.

A driver on his way home from work saw the man lying face down on the sidewalk on 28th Street. Police are trying to figure out how the man died, and who he is.

Authorities aren't saying if they believe the death is the result of foul play.

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