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Man's remains found near Snowbasin


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HUNTSVILLE, Weber County — Police located the remains of a man they believe was reported missing out of West Valley City near the road to Snowbasin on Tuesday.

The man's body was recovered just after 5 p.m. Tuesday. Crews left the scene for the evening shortly after.

According to police, it may take a few days to positively identify the body. They said they are dealing with a man's remains but would not release the name of the man Tuesday.

West Valley City Deputy Police Chief Mike Powell said an investigation of a recent missing person case led them to the area, but he would not say what tipped them off to the location.

Police started investigating the case in December, though they declined to comment further.

West Valley City police enlisted help from the Weber County Sheriff's Office and representatives from the medical examiner's office.

Investigators were struggling with the cold weather, falling snow and 6 feet of snow on the ground, Powell said, and even used an all-terrain vehicle to help with the investigation.

"It's not an easily accessible location … because of the terrain and weather conditions," he said. "We were trying to take every precautionary measure."

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Andrew Adams


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