PROVO, Utah — The Provo Police Department confirmed Friday afternoon that the investigation of the body found near Saltair Thursday afternoon is not related to the disappearance of 26-year-old Elizabeth Elena Laguna Salgado.
“The information we have received indicates that the UHP investigation is in no way related to the disappearance of Elizabeth Elena Laguna Salgado,” Provo police wrote in a Facebook post.
Salgado was last seen in Provo in mid-April. Members of her family were granted temporary entrance to the United States after learning of her disappearance. Lebertad Edith Salgado, Salgado’s mother, said she believes her daughter was kidnapped.
The body found Thursday appeared to match Salgado’s description, according to a co-worker of the Utah Department of Transportation employee who made the discovery, but officials have not confirmed any details about the deceased.
“Obviously, our hearts go out to [the Salgado] family. We hope that they find their loved one,” said Lt. Jared Garcia of the State Bureau of Investigation in an interview Thursday. “We don’t want to speculate in this case. Again, we don’t know the gender, yet. So, right now, all we have is a death that’s very suspicious, and that is really the extent of it all.”
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