Body found on hiking trail near Utah State Capitol

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Jan. 5, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — A body has been found on a hiking trail near the Utah State Capitol Sunday morning.

A hiker called police just after 10 a.m. to report the body in the area of Hells Canyon on the Ensign Peak Trail, Salt Lake City Police Detective Greg Wilking told Gephardt Daily.

The body was in a state of decomposition. Wilking said at this time there are very few further details. He said later in the day the body is a man in his 50s and he has been identified. The identity of the deceased person will be released after notification of family members.

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As well as police officers, homicide detectives and the Utah Office of the Medical Examiner are on scene investigating the incident.

Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information is made available.

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