Death reported near Cedar City an apparent suicide

Posted at 9:49 PM, Mar 08, 2014
and last updated 2014-03-08 23:49:05-05

IRON COUNTY – Police responding to a call regarding suspicious circumstances located the body of a dead man near a mine west of Cedar City Saturday, and officials stated Sunday the death is an apparent suicide.

Officials responded to the call at about 4 p.m. and found the body of a man in his 50s, according to a press release issued Saturday by the Iron County Sheriff’s Office.

In a follow-up press release issued Sunday, Iron County officials stated officers responded to a male “who appears to have died from an apparent suicide.”

FOX 13 News does not generally cover stories involving suicide, but police initially stated in Saturday’s press release the deputies were called to the area after a report of suspicious circumstances.

Due to the apparent nature of the death, further information regarding the incident and victim will not be made available.