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Police find woman’s body in apparent homicide in West Valley City

Posted at 8:11 PM, Feb 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-10 00:03:54-05

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah -- West Valley City Police are actively investigating what they believe to be a homicide, after finding a woman's body in a trailer Saturday night.

Police received a 911 call to a trailer near 3300 Chester Park Drive around 6:30 p.m. Saturday. When they arrived they found a deceased woman inside of the trailer, according to West Valley City Police.

"At this point we have a homicide investigation on our hands, we have backed off of the scene and have executed a search warrant so we can get in there and start to gather evidence," said WVCPD public information officer, Roxeanne Vainuku.

Vainuku said police are in the very early stages of this investigation and have begun to question people in the area who may be witnesses to what happened, or may have heard or seen something.

Once a search warrant is granted police will begin to identify the victim.

According to police, they do not have a suspect in custody at this point and do not believe there is a danger to the public.

"We have a homicide victim and of course, that's a situation that has an apparent danger. While I can't say we have a dangerous situation going on in the community, we certainly have a significant situation going on here," Vainuku said.

This is a breaking news story. Additional updates will be posted as they become available.