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ST. GEORGE, Utah, June 14, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) – Police are investigating what they are calling the suspicious death of a 33-year-old woman in St. George.
The deceased has been positively identified as Elizabeth Carter, a resident of the city, the St. George Police Department said in a news release on Facebook.
Officers were dispatched to an apartment located on 500 N. Bluff St. (700 West) on a report of an unattended death Wednesday just before 2 p.m., the news release said.
“Witnesses reported finding a deceased person inside an apartment,” the news release said. “The circumstances surrounding the death are suspicious. The cause of death, and events leading up to the death, are still being investigated.”
The Utah Office of the Medical Examiner will be performing an autopsy, the news release said.
“At this early stage of the investigation we are not able to provide more details,” the news release said. “If we reach a point where public assistance is needed we will post more information to solicit that help; releasing details or additional information at this point may hinder the investigation and/or not be fully vetted or accurate.”
The term “unattended death” is used to describe the death of a person who has not been seen by a physician within 30 days immediately prior to the date of death, the news release said. The SGPD responds to these investigations as potential homicides until the investigation and evidence prove otherwise.
If anyone has information they feel may help in the investigation, they are asked to call the SGPD Investigations Unit Tip Line at 435-627-4338.