Davis Sheriff's Department: Body found in Fruit Heights not result of foul play

Wednesday , January 17, 2018 - 1:57 PM

JANAE FRANCIS, Standard-Examiner Staff

FRUIT HEIGHTS — Police do not suspect foul play in the death of a man whose body was found Tuesday evening, Jan. 16.

The Davis County Sheriff’s Office is awaiting results from the medical examiner’s office before an official cause of death can be determined, but they do not believe the death involved foul play, Sgt. DeeAnn Servey said Wednesday afternoon.

The Tooele man’s body was found in his vehicle by a woman walking her dog at 5:37 p.m., near 670 N. 1800 East, a dirt road above Fruit Heights, the department said in a Wednesday news release.

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Officials initially said the death was suspicious because the body was found alone.

“It is suspicious due to the fact that dead bodies shouldn't be found unattended in neighborhoods,” Servey said in an email Tuesday night.

The department has talked to the man’s family, Survey said.

The Standard-Examiner is not publishing the man’s name unless further police investigation is later found to be necessary. 

You may reach reporter JaNae Francis at jfrancis@standard.net or 801-625-4228. Follow her on Twitter at @JaNaeFrancisSE or on Facebook at Facebook.com/SEJaNaeFrancis.

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