WASHINGTON CITY — A portion of the parking lot near the Red Robin restaurant in Washington City was blocked off by police vehicles and yellow caution tape Friday night as investigators dealt with a body found in a parked vehicle.
The officers, some wearing masks while others were dressed in white hazard suits with self-contained oxygen, stood around a yellow, newer model Volkswagen Beetle.
A report of a body found in a car at the Red Robin parking was made around 7:15 p.m. However, Washington City Police officers at the scene declined to comment on what had been found.
A van from the Utah Medical Examiner’s Office arrived at the scene around 8 p.m. and was allowed to park near the Volkswagen. Once parked, two men got out, opened the back of the van and removed a stretcher.
While the men from the van put on their own hazard suits with air tanks and masks, police officers began to move their vehicles around the Volkswagen in order to block sight of driver’s side of the car as the body was removed.
This is a developing story.
Ed note: The article was updated to clarify the use of hazard suits at the scene, as well as the involvement of the Utah Medical Examiner’s Office.
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