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Police investigating after body in ‘advanced stages of decomposition’ found in Iron County

Posted at 5:30 PM, May 28, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-28 19:30:48-04

IRON COUNTY, Utah — Authorities in Iron County and Las Vegas are investigating after police responding to a report of a body found in Iron County last weekend located a dead individual.

According to a press release issued Thursday by the Iron County Sheriff’s Office, officers were called to an area of Iron County just south of Summit around 4:30 p.m. on May 22. Deputies were led to a body, “that was in advanced stages of decomposition.”

Officials stated the body was sent to the Utah Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy, and they stated at this time that the dead man has not been positively identified and the cause of death is unknown.

The Iron County Sheriff’s Office is working with Las Vegas Metropolitan Police to positively identify the victim, “and possible reasons why this subject may have ended up in Iron County,” according to the press release.

FOX 13 News will have more information as it becomes available.