Confirmed: Body found in creek that of missing Murray man

Nick Kapos. Photo Courtesy: Murray Police

MILLCREEK, Utah, Sept. 21, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — Authorities have positively identified the body found in Big Cottonwood Creek Wednesday as missing Murray man Nick Kapos.

Murray City Police tweeted late Thursday morning: “The body found in Millcreek yesterday has been positively identified as Nick Kapos who was reported missing from Murray.”

Kapos, 82, who suffered from mild dementia, went missing on the evening of Sept. 14.

Family spokeswoman Trish Kapos wrote on Facebook following the confirmation:

Rest in peace, Dad. We miss you so much.

Nick Pete Kapos 
December 25, 1934 – September 20, 2017

May his memory be eternal.

TRAX workers spotted the body near 145 W. Central Ave. and reported it at about 10:30 a.m., said Lt. Brian Lohrke, Unified Police Department.

“We immediately called our search and rescue team who specialize in water recovery,” Lohrke said early Wednesday afternoon. “We did not believe at this point, just because of the condition of the body, that the person in the river was alive, so we were able to slow down our process a little bit, and go into the recovery method.”

Murray police were also called to the scene because Kapos had gone missing in their jurisdiction, Lohrke said.

The body was then transported to the Utah Office of the Medical Examiner for identification.

The Unified Police Department also tweeted Thursday morning:

“Our condolences to the family of Nick Kapos. And thank you to Murray Police for your work and cooperation in this case.”


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