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HERRIMAN — Investigators located the missing pickup truck Thursday night belonging to a [A hiker discovered something wrapped in "heavy plastic," according to police. Winder said the plastic was opaque and it wasn't immediately obvious that there was a body inside. But there was "obvious blood," which prompted the hiker to call police rather than open the wrapping, he said. Police declined to say Friday whether the wrapped body was intact.

After the discovery of Reyes' body, police had been looking for his missing Toyota Tacoma. Unified police officers doing patrol in Riverton about 11 p.m. Thursday found the vehicle at an apartment complex, 12630 S. Legacy Springs. It was not known Friday whether Reyes had any prior connection to the complex or any of the tenants or how his vehicle ended up there.

Where Reyes was killed was not known Friday.

A GoFundMe page* was set up by his family to help pay for funeral expenses. On Facebook, family members posted messages in tribute to Reyes.

"All I can say is thank you, Alejandro, for being such an amazing brother, brother-in-law, and uncle to our son. You were always so kind and genuine," wrote Maria Reyes. "Thank you for all the laughs and all the great memories we made. You were always there and I am so grateful to have had you in my life."

Maria Reyes later said the reason Alejandro Reyes was not reported missing until Wednesday was because he worked an irregular schedule and it was not unusual for relatives to not hear from him for a couple of days at a time.

Winder on Friday asked for the public's help in putting together a timeline of Reyes' final days. If anyone saw him or his truck between Saturday and Wednesday, they are asked to call police at 801-743-7000.

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Now, Unified police homicide detectives are trying to retrace the steps of Alejandro Reyes, 26, of West Jordan, to put together a timeline of what he was doing prior to being killed as a result of blunt force trauma, Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder said Friday.

Reyes was last seen about 8 p.m. on Oct. 1, according to police. The circumstances about who saw him and where he was were not immediately released.

His body was discovered about 2 p.m. Wednesday in Butterfield Canyon. But Reyes wasn>)

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