Autopsy completed on woman found in Jordan River, cause of death undetermined

Posted at 4:31 PM, Apr 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-16 23:31:13-04

MURRAY, Utah – More than four months after the body of a missing woman was found in the Jordan River, an autopsy has been completed but the cause of death remains a mystery.

Kayelyn Louder vanished under unusual circumstances in September of 2014, and her family and friends were very active in keeping the search for the missing woman going. Police said in January they didn’t suspect foul play in the death, but the woman’s family disagreed.

Now, the state medical examiner said they have completed an autopsy but cannot determine the cause of death because Louder’s body was in the Jordan River for too long. Louder was found in the river in January, at a spot about six miles away from the condo in Murray where she was last seen before she went missing. Click here for surveillance video from the day she vanished.

"It's just following up on any leads that the investigator obtains, unfortunately nothing from the medical examiner's report gave him any, so it will be--anything he can follow-up on, he will,” said officer Kenny Bass of the Murray Police Department.

While a cause of death was not determined, the medical examiner was able to confirm that Louder did not have any fatal or illegal substances in her system.