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Man found dead on Bangerter Highway in West Jordan

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Posted at 7:12 AM, Feb 26, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-26 16:51:55-05

WEST JORDAN, Utah — Police say a man's body was found lying on Bangerter Highway early Saturday morning in West Jordan.

Around 2:40 a.m., a driver heading south on the highway called police to report a body in the middle of the road near 8000 South.

Officers responded and confirmed that he was dead. West Jordan Police say the victim was a 36-year-old man, but his name has not been released.

A preliminary investigation found stab wounds on the man's body, as well as injuries that indicate he was thrown from the vehicle while it was traveling at a high speed.

The area was closed down for several hours as police investigated the scene.

Police ask for anyone who was in the area around the time they received the report to call them at 801-840-4000 if they witnessed anything unusual.