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Body of man found near Jordan River in Salt Lake identified

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Posted at 4:48 PM, Jun 01, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-02 12:32:59-04

SALT LAKE CITY — Authorities have identified the body of a man found near the Jordan River as 36-year-old Anthony Paul Hernandez.

A hiker found his body around 3:30 p.m. Monday in an area near 804 N. Riverside Dr.

Salt Lake City police said his body was found in an area between the river and a trail that runs along the river.

Det. Greg Wilking said the body had suffered some sort of trauma but did not elaborate on the injury.

Police received a report that someone may have heard a gunshot in the area but they couldn’t say when that gunshot may have occurred.

Officials are working to determine how the man died.