Body found in Corinne park identified as that of local teen; foul play suspected, Box Elder Sheriff’s Office says

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CORINNE, Utah, June 27, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — The body found Thursday morning at Bill Flack Park in Corinne has been confirmed to be that of a 16-year-old boy.

The victim has been identified as Corinne resident Marcus Elkins, according to the Box Elder County Sheriff’s Office.

“Investigation reveals that Elkins did not die at this location, and was brought to the park sometime after his death,” a Box Elder County Sheriff’s Office statement says.

“Leads that detectives have are being followed at this time, and more information is coming forward rapidly.”

Elkins was last seen at 10 p.m. Wednesday in the area of the park, at 2450 N. 4050 West, the BECS statement says.

“There were no signs of external trauma on Elkins,” it says. “Elkins will be transported to the Utah State Medical Examiner’s Office for determination for cause and manner of death.”

Follow-up information will be provided as facts are determined, the statement says.

“There are persons of interest at this time, all juveniles, who may have first-hand knowledge to aid in the investigation and/or may be involved.”

Bill Flack Park, in Corinne, is marked with the red pinpoint. Image: Google Maps

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