Man's body found in Washington County

Man's body found in Washington County

Save Story
Leer en espaƱol

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) -- The body of a Latino man has been found in a remote area of Washington County, and authorities are investigating the death as a homicide.

Sheriff's investigators say the body was found by a passing motorist Friday near Gooseberry Mesa, about seven miles north of Rockville.

They say it's uncertain how long the body had been there but it was badly decomposed, and there were no visible wounds to determine the cause of death.

Investigators say identification was found with the body but they're withholding the man's name until his family has been notified.

The body will be sent to the Utah Medical Examiners' Office in Salt Lake City. Investigators say preliminary autopsy results may be released Monday.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Most recent Utah stories

Related topics



Get informative articles and interesting stories delivered to your inbox weekly. Subscribe to the Trending 5.
By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

KSL Weather Forecast