Body found near Exit 8 South, St. George Boulevard; STGnews Photo Gallery

Police remove a body found near the I-15 southbound Exit 8 in St. George, Utah on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. | Photo by Michael Flynn, St. George News

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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Police remove a body found near the I-15 southbound Exit 8 in St. George, Utah on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. | Photo by Michael Flynn, St. George News
Police remove a body found near the I-15 southbound Exit 8 in St. George, Utah on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. | Photo by Michael Flynn, St. George News

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3 Comments

  • Laurie Porritt January 4, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    I appreciate the professional yet sensitive photographs taken by Michael Flynn. They capture the respectful manner the Police used with “John Doe” even before his identity was discovered. .I appreciate the camera angles and the way Michael Flynn reported the news without exploiting a sensitive yet newsworthy event. Depression is a battle. I would like to see a follow up article.

    God bless Your family!

    • Kristie January 5, 2014 at 2:50 pm

      Totally agree Laurie. The pictures were very well taken with great respect for the young man and his family.

  • JVSteve January 9, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    Is there any update on the cause of death, identity, etc? Enquiring minds…etc.

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