Man found dead in car in St. George industrial area

ST. GEORGE — Police are investigating an unattended death that was found in an industrial area of St. George Monday.

Investigators examine a car where the body of a man in his 30s was found in an industrial area of St. George, Utah, Sept. 17, 2018 | Photo by Spencer Ricks, St. George News

A man in his 30s was found dead in a car off a small gravel driveway on the corner of E 3950 S and S 1630 E at about 8:45 a.m. It’s unclear at this time how long the body was there before it was found, but shortly after it was found, police arrived at the scene, St. George Police officer Tiffany Atkin said.

“It was a very short time before we were alerted to it,” Atkin said.

The cause of the man’s death is still under investigation. When asked if police are looking into foul play as a cause for the man’s death, Atkin said, “not necessarily.”

“We really don’t know, so we’re looking at all aspects into what could have happened,” she added.

When St. George News arrived at the scene shortly after the body was removed, the car’s hazard lights were blinking and its windshield wipers were rapidly moving from side to side.

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

This is a developing story.

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3 Comments

  • ladybugavenger September 17, 2018 at 9:14 pm

    I hope the family was notified before the picture of the car was released.

    • darkgoddess September 18, 2018 at 5:31 am

      My thoughts exactly. They didn’t even blur out the license plate for privacy.

  • Striker4 September 18, 2018 at 8:51 am

    I’m sure they will give the deceased a ticket for illegal parking

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