Police identify body found in Bluff Street apartment

Police investigate the unattended death of 33-year-old Elizabeth Carter at apartment on Bluff Street Wednesday evening, St. George, Utah, June 13, 2018 | Photo by Cody Blowers, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — The body of a woman discovered deceased in an apartment on Bluff Street has been identified by police, and the investigation is still ongoing.

The body found in an apartment on North Bluff Street was identified as 33-year-old Elizabeth Carter, of St. George, said St. George Police Captain Mike Giles. The next of kin has been notified.

Carter was reported missing earlier in the week after she wasn’t seen or heard from, according to a witness. However, Giles said the police department did not receive any missing person report. (See Ed. note)

Read more: Police investigate unattended death when body found inside apartment

According to a witness, police responded to the apartment after the property manager found Carter deceased inside of the unit and called 911.

St. George Police respond to unattended death on North Bluff Street Wednesday afternoon, St. George, Utah, June 13, 2018 | Photo by Cody Blowers, St. George News

“There is not a lot of information that can be released right now, as we don’t want to hinder the ongoing investigation,” Giles said.

The Medical Examiner was called in to assist in the investigation, being that it is an unattended death, he said, adding that “an autopsy is needed to determine the cause of death.”

Giles defined an unattended death is any death that occurs without a physician’s input within 30 days preceding the death.

Police also do not want to speculate on the cause of death without the autopsy results, he said, but there were “suspicious circumstances” surrounding the incident, so it is being treated as a homicide until officials prove differently, which is typical in this situation.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the St. George Police Department’s Investigations Unit at 435-627-4338. If there is no answer, Giles said, callers’ can leave a message on the voicemail.

This report is based on statements from police or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

Ed. note: This report has been updated with information from Captain Giles regarding the lack of a missing person report.

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  • Kyle L. June 15, 2018 at 2:48 pm

    You will be missed. R.I.P. Liz.

  • Martine June 15, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    Oh Liz. I am so sorry.

    Super curious about there not being a missing person report. Where did she work? Someone saw her with some guy and no one checked in with her To see if she was ok with said “new guy”? I saw on her FB someone did ask if they have seen her. Who told the apartment manager to check her apartment?
    Was the apartment locked from the inside? Where her personal items still there? Anything missing? So many questions and someone needs to take responsibility for it too.

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