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Salt Lake City police rule suspicious death case a homicide, seek person of interest

By Carter Williams, KSL.com | Posted - Dec. 1, 2020 at 12:35 p.m.


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SALT LAKE CITY — The investigation into a "suspicious death" of a body found in Salt Lake City last week is now a homicide investigation, police said Tuesday.

Authorities are also now seeking the public's help in identifying a person of interest in the case.

Shortly before 2 a.m. on Nov. 24, officers responded to a report of a body found in a field at 1075 S. Redwood Road. When they arrived on scene they located the body of a man identified as 31-year-old Michael Paul Furbush, whom they said was experiencing homelessness and had been living in the field with other people.

Police didn't provide a cause of death for Furbush.

During the investigation, they came across a person of interest in the case. Police said they are seeking an unidentified male who was wearing dark clothing and was pushing a bike with a child carrier trailer attached. The trailer contained a gray and red tent, as well as a blue tarp.

The individual was last seen walking south on Redwood Road, and then east on California Avenue at about 5:15 p.m. on Nov. 23.

Anyone who may have information about the case is encouraged to call Salt Lake City police at 801-799-3000.

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