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Man found dead, badly beaten in SLC industrial area

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Posted at 9:11 PM, May 01, 2021

SALT LAKE CITY — A man was found dead and badly beaten Saturday morning in Salt Lake City.

Around 7:45 a.m., Salt Lake City Police responded to a call from a passerby who found the body in the road near 330 W. Hansen Avenue, a private industrial area near 1600 South.

Police have identified the victim but have not released his name yet as they work to notify his family. They said he is a white man between 40-50 years old.

The cause of his death is under investigation, but police added that no firearms or shells were found at the scene.

On Sunday, SLCPD announced that 42-year-old Nathaniel Joseph Kenyon had been arrested as a suspect in the homicide.