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Missing woman's body found in Provo Canyon, police say

By Natalie Crofts | Posted - Apr 3rd, 2014 @ 3:59pm


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PROVO — The body of a missing 20-year-old woman was found in Provo Canyon on Thursday, police said.

The cause of death of is being considered as "suspicious" by investigators, said Lt. Tom Hodgson of the Utah County Sheriff's Office. The woman was identified as being 20-year-old Hadley Boberg of Provo.

Deputies were contacted Thursday before 8 a.m. to assist with a missing-persons case and check local canyons for a missing 20-year-old woman, he said.

A deputy found Boberg's Jeep at the Big Springs Trailhead at South Fork Park in Provo Canyon, Hodgson said.

"He went up the trailway about 200 yards and located the body of the victim," he said.

A man described as an acquaintance of Boberg was found in the Jeep. He was suffering from possible frostbite, and he told the deputy who found him that he believed Boberg needed help, said Lt. Shawn Chipman of the Utah County Sheriff's Office.

The man was hospitalized overnight Thursday for observation. Investigators were calling him a witness in the case Thursday evening.

"That could change in the future, but right now we're calling him a witness," Chipman said.

"From what we can tell right now, it appears only two people were up here," Chipman said. "It sounds like they came camping up here last night, and we're trying to figure out what happened at that point to this morning when we found her."

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Utah County Sheriff's Office at 801-851-4010.

Contributing: Dave Cawley and Sam Penrod


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