Emergency responders recover body spotted in creek in South Salt Lake

Posted at 5:56 PM, Aug 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-13 19:57:00-04

SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah — Authorities recovered a body from a creek in South Salt Lake Sunday after a passerby spotted the remains floating in the water.

According to a press release from the South Salt Lake Police Department, officers were called to the area of 135 West and 2950 South around 4 p.m. on a report of a body floating in the nearby Mill Creek.

Officers located, “what appears to be a male body that had become lodged on some debris at 235 West and 2590 South,” the press release states.

Executive Officer Gary Keller, South Salt Lake PD, said they have few details to work with at this point in the investigation.

“Not a whole lot [of information] right now, they did say that the body is in advanced stages of decomposition,” Keller said. “So we don’t know if it’s a, it appears to be a male. We have no identity on the body at this time, so not a whole lot to go on.”

Emergency responders recovered the body, and the Medical Examiner’s Office will conduct an investigation into the cause of death and to determine the identity of the deceased.

Fox 13 News will update this story as more details emerge.