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Woman's body found near West Jordan school

(Courtesy Schooley family)


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WEST JORDAN — The body of a West Jordan woman was found early Wednesday near West Jordan Elementary School.

Skye Schooley, 33, was discovered dead about 6:45 a.m. on a sidewalk near 7250 S. 2370 West by residents.

The cause of her death was still being investigated Monday.

"Doesn't look like she's dressed for the elements. Again, we don't know how she ended up here," West Jordan Police Sgt. Joe Monson said.

There were no obvious signs of trauma, he said. Her body was taken to the Utah State Medical Examiner's Office to determine the cause of death.

Linda Poulsen, who lives near where the body was found, said police told her Schooley was found wearing a T-shirt and jeans. She said there were footprints in the snow leading from the sidewalk to her garage that she did not recognize and then to the area where Schooley's body was found, but police did not know Wednesday if they were made by her.

"Very sad. I feel really unhappy for her family, especially this time of year. My heart goes out to them," Poulsen said.

Poulsen said neighbors she talked to did not recognize Schooley.

Schooley's family lives in a house around the corner from where her body was found. They declined comment Wednesday.

On Schooley's Facebook page she said she went to the "School of Hard Knox," had been in and out of the Utah State Prison for much of the past six years. She was most recently released from prison on Dec. 8.

Contributing: Sandra Yi

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