Police recover body in Jordan River near 4500 South

Posted at 2:24 PM, Jul 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-21 23:35:25-04

SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah -- Police have recovered a body spotted in the Jordan River Friday.

Det. Jared Richardson of the Unified Police Department said the body was found in the Jordan River near 4500 South, and officers were called to the scene shortly after 1 p.m.

Police say several people walking along the trail near the river spotted the body face-down in the water. Police and fire personnel responded to recover the body and document the scene.

“So on this particular case, because we don’t know what the circumstances are—why this individual is in the water—we’re going to treat it as if there potentially may be some suspicious activity, until we can rule it out otherwise,” Richardson said.

The identity of the deceased has not yet been determined, and no details are available regarding the cause and manner of death.

Fox 13 News has reached out to police for more information and will update this story as more details emerge. Watch Fox 13 News at Nine Friday for the latest on this developing story.