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SLCPD Conducting Death Investigation in Foothills Above Beck Street

SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Police Department is conducting a routine death investigation after a community member alerted officers about a body found in the foothills above Beck Street.

This investigation started at 10:52 a.m. on Wednesday, January 25, 2023, when SLC911 took a call from a person reporting a possible death in the foothills above 1100 North Beck Street.

Due to the rugged terrain, officers used a department drone and found a person inside an old limestone kiln.

Officers hiked up to the kiln and found the individual dead.

The circumstances of how the person got into the kiln are unknown, but officers believe the person was likely living on the hillside.

Based on the preliminary information, officers do not consider the death to be suspicious.

Detectives with the Salt Lake City Police Department’s Homicide Squad were notified of the investigation.

The Salt Lake City Fire Department Heavy Rescue Team responded to help recover the body off the mountain side.

No information about the person will be available until next of kin notifications are made.

Photos taken on scene are being released. Media may use these photos with proper credit to the Salt Lake City Police Department.

Three SLCPD police cars on scene of a death investigation.

A Salt Lake City Fire Department Heavy Rescue truck on scene of a death investigation.