News LIVE: Body found in creek near Halfway Wash trail

Officials remove the body of a female found by City Creek near the Halfway Wash trail, St. George, Utah, Jan. 14, 2016 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Two hikers stumbled upon a body Thursday afternoon in City Creek by the Halfway Wash Trail in St. George.

Officials examine a body found by City Creek Thursday, St. George, Utah, Jan. 14, 2016 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News
Officials examine a body found by City Creek near the Halfway Wash trail, St. George, Utah, Jan. 14, 2016 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News

Officers and firefighters were called to the scene near the Sunset InstaCare building on West Sunset Boulevard just after 1 p.m., St. George Police Sgt. Sam Despain said.

When they arrived, the hikers led them to the creek.

“What I can tell you right now is that we do have a deceased adult female,” Despain said. “She was found in the river in that wash. There were two hikers in the area who discovered this female, at this point our detectives are on scene trying to determine exactly what happened.”

It was unknown how long the body had been in the wash, Despain said, as well as the age of the deceased, time of death and identification.

More details will be published including video from the scene as available.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

St. George News Assistant Editor Kimberly Scott contributed to this story.

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3 Comments

  • ladybugavenger January 14, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    I’m glad they found her body, now on to the investigation….a killer on the loose???

  • IDIOT COMMENTERS January 14, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    dead body found in utah crick, better call CSI

  • .... January 15, 2016 at 12:49 am

    Probaly somebody that didn’t pay their 10%

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