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PUBLIC RELATIONS UNIT
May 14, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact Information: PolicePRUnit@slcgov.com
SLCPD Investigating Suspicious Death, Tips Requested
SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Police Department is investigating a suspicious death in downtown.
This investigation started at 11:06 a.m. on Sunday, May 14, 2023, when a community member called SLC911 to report an unresponsive person found in a field to the east of 536 South 200 West.
Officers arrived and confirmed the person in the field was dead.
Due to the nature of the case, detectives consider this to be a suspicious death.
The name, age, and sex of the person found will not be released until the identity of the person can be confirmed, next-of-kin notifications are made, and until additional information about the case is developed.
At this point, there is no threat to our community.
The cause and manner of death will be determined by the medical examiner’s office.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to call 801-799-3000.
Members of the Salt Lake City Police Department’s Homicide Squad and personnel from the department’s Crime Lab responded to conduct interviews, process the scene and document, and collect evidence.
Photos from the scene are being released. Media may use these photos with credit to the Salt Lake City Police Department.
A SLCPD PIO will be on scene for interviews until 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 14, 2023.
Media staging is at 536 South 200 West. Media should park on Orchard Place.
1 – A Salt Lake City Police car parked along 200 West (SLCPD Photo | May 14, 2023).
2 – A Salt Lake City Police car parked on 200 West (SLCPD Photo | May 14, 2023).
3 – A Salt Lake City Police Crime Lab SUV parked along 200 West (SLCPD Photo | May 14, 2023).
4 – A Salt Lake City Police patrol car parked near 600 South 200 West (SLCPD Photo | May 14, 2023).