Investigators Identify Body Found in Jordan River

Investigators Identify Body Found in Jordan River


Save Story
Leer en español

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 Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information.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.

(Salt Lake City-AP) -- Salt Lake County Sheriff's deputies have identified a man whose body was found floating in the Jordan River last month.

The man was identified as 62-year-old Jerry Palensky. Authorities believe he was beaten to death and his body had been in the water for more than 24-hours before it was found.

Palensky's body was spotted by a bird watcher January 14 and was recovered later by a dive team.

Palensky most recently lived in Elko, Nevada. He also has listed previous Utah addresses of Price and Scofield. Anyone with information is asked to call the Salt Lake County Sheriff's office.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Most recent Utah stories

Related topics

Utah

STAY IN THE KNOW

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

KSL Weather Forecast