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SLCPD Conducting Death Investigation

SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Police Department is conducting a death investigation after a community member located a body on the grounds of the City’s Main Library Square.

This investigation started at 10:19 a.m. on Sunday February 20, 2022 when a person flagged down a Salt Lake City Police Department sergeant as he left the Public Safety Building.

The person reported finding a body on the walkway just northwest of the pedestrian overpass near 300 East and 500 South.

Additional officers and paramedics responded and confirmed the individual was deceased.
SLCPD Homicide Detectives, the SLCPD Crime Lab and the medical examiner’s office responded to process the scene and collect any evidence.

Based on initial observations, the death was originally considered suspicious.
However, the death is no longer considered suspicious as the death does not appear to be the result of foul play. As such, the investigation is being transition to a standard death investigation.

The SLCPD Homicide Squad will work with the medical examiner’s office to confirm the deceased person’s name, age and to notify next-of-kin.

SLCPD Homicide Detectives will respond to death investigations to determine if criminal liability exists for the death. To ensure no potential evidence is destroyed, each death investigation must be considered a homicide until proven otherwise.

During the on-scene investigation, officers closed a small portion of the City’s Main Library Square, which has since re-opened.

An SLCPD PIO responded to the scene to provide media with updates.

A photo from the scene is being released.

No further information on this case is being released. Neither the PIO or On-Duty Watch Commander are available for interviews.