News Flash Home
The original item was published from 7/6/2016 2:43:58 PM to 7/7/2017 12:00:03 AM.

News Flash

Sheriff's Office Press Releases

Posted on: July 6, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Body found in Colorado River

DATE: 7/3/2016
NATURE OF INCIDENT: Body found in Colorado River
LOCATION: 3 miles downriver from Westwater Ranger Station

On July 3, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. a commercial guided raft discovered a body in the Colorado River three miles below the West Water Ranger Station. Grand County Search and Rescue and Grand County Sheriff’s Office Investigator recovered the body at 2:30 p.m. The decedent was transported to the Utah State Medical Examiner’s Office in Salt Lake City.
The Grand County Sheriff’s Office has not been able to identify the decedent at this time. The decedent is believed to have been in the river for more than three days. The decedent is believed to be a Caucasian male between the age of 45-55 and approximately 240 pounds. The decedent has three distinctive tattoos. On the upper right arm is a tattoo of a man wearing a hat and holding a handgun standing next to a tree. On the right forearm is a tattoo of a dagger through a heart. On the upper left arm is a tattoo of a wolf head in a circle with feathers on the bottom of the circle.
Anyone with knowledge of this person with those tattoos is asked to contact the Grand County Sheriff’s Office.

Additional Info...
Facebook Twitter Email