Utah police: Body found is not 26-year-old missing woman

Utah police: Body found is not 26-year-old missing woman

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MAGNA, Utah (AP) — Utah police say a body found in a suitcase along Interstate 80 west of Salt Lake City is that of a middle-aged woman.

Unified Police Lt. Justin Hoyal said in a statement Friday afternoon that the woman had long dark hair, a wrist tattoo and had a mastectomy.

Hoyal says an autopsy shows the woman died from a gunshot wound. It was unclear how long body had been there.

State transportation workers stumbled across the large suitcase in a ravine on Thursday.

Police in Provo said earlier Friday that they had ruled out the body as that of a 26-year-old woman who disappeared last month in Provo.

Elizabeth "Elena" Laguna Salgado was last seen on April 16 leaving a language school in Provo.

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