Body found in parked car at remote Kane County trailhead

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ST. GEORGE — Authorities responded to a report of a deceased man found in a car parked at a trailhead in Kane County Monday morning.

The body found was determined to be a 31-year-old Kentucky man. He was found inside a parked car at the Dry Fork Trailhead in a remote area of the county, according to a press release from the Kane County Sheriff’s Office.

The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office arrived at the scene first and secured it for Kane County’s detectives and medical investigator. The investigation revealed the man, who had been working in eastern Utah, had taken his own life.

The man’s family has been notified and his body has been sent to the Utah Medical Examiner’s Office for further investigation, according to the Sheriff’s Office.


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