Officials identify mother found dead near river in St. George

Officials identify mother found dead near river in St. George

(Sheldon Demke, St. George News)

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ST. GEORGE — Officials have determined the identity of a 32-year-old woman whose body was found near a river in St. George over the weekend.

The medical examiner’s office has confirmed that the body discovered in a muddy wash Saturday along the Santa Clara River near 1600 S. Dixie Drive is that of Amy Marie Crawford who was reported missing in St. George last month, St. George Police Officer Lona Trombley confirmed Wednesday.

Crawford’s body was found lying in mud, tumbleweeds and debris next to the Santa Clara River Trail after a series of thunderstorms had passed over the area.

A man had been out for a morning walk when he spotted the decomposing body and called police just after 7:30 a.m., police said.

Search and rescue crews along with cadaver dogs joined the investigation Saturday morning to help police gather evidence and process the scene before sending the body to the medical examiner’s office for identification of the deceased woman.

Crawford had been reported missing to the St. George Police Department in July. According to police, the last known reported contact with the 32-year-old mother was on June 22. However, some of Crawford’s close friends said she was last seen on July 7.

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