Ogden Police officials ID remains found in storage facility, ask public for help breaking case

Remains found on Sept. 5, 2019, in an Ogden storage facility have been identified as those of Alice Ann Valdez (inset). Photos: Ogden Police; Gephardt Daily/Nancy Van Valkenburg

OGDEN, Utah, Sept. 10, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Ogden Police officials have identified the remains found Thursday by people hired to clean out a storage unit.

The badly decomposed body is that of Alice Ann Valdez, who was born in 1978.

“With the assistance of the Utah Medical Examiner’s Office and Weber Metro CSI, detectives were able to identify Alice Valdez from her fingerprints,” says an OPD statement released Tuesday morning.

“At this time, the investigation is still in its preliminary stages with very few leads. If anyone recognizes Alice Valdez and has any information regarding her death, please contact Ogden Police Detective Travis Kearl, 801-629-8029.”

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Ogden police released a first statement on Thursday, Sept. 5, hours after the body was discovered.

“Human remains were discovered in a storage shed located at 2868 Grant Ave.,” that statement said. “An investigation is being conducted by detectives with the Major Crimes Bureau. Initially, the circumstances surrounding the discovery are suspicious.”

At first, it was not known if the victim was male or female.

A search of online court records shows that Valdez was booked on misdemeanor charges on Feb. 18, 2017, but shows no records since.

 

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