ST. GEORGE — A dead body was discovered near the Exit 8 South off-ramp on Interstate 15 near St. George Boulevard in St. George on Saturday morning.
“The body was found in the landscaped area between the freeway and the Exit 8 ramp,” St. George Police Sgt. Jeff Bahlmann said.
The body was discovered at around 9 a.m. after a concerned passerby called the police, Bahlmann said. “We received a report this morning of an individual who may be laying down there,” he said.
When police arrived they discovered the body of a man who appeared to be in his 20s, Bahlmann said.
“It hasn’t been down there too long,” Bahlmann said. “I don’t know an exact time frame, but I’d say that it’s been there between 24 and 48 hours.”
Police found no evidence of traumatic wounds or injuries. At this point, they do not suspect foul play; however, Bahlmann said that the investigation is still ongoing. Police are awaiting the results of a medical examination to determine the cause of death.
The body has not yet been identified. Police are currently pursuing several leads, Sgt. Bahlmann said.
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