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Missing Moab man found dead; two juveniles arrested

Published: Sunday, April 7 2013 9:50 p.m. MDT

MOAB — Two teenagers were in custody Sunday for investigation of homicide after a man was found dead on the outskirts of Moab the day before.

Gregorio Salazar Compos, 33, was found dead Saturday at an undisclosed location. Compos had been missing since March 29 when his sister reported to police that he did not show up for work, according to Grand County Sheriff Steven White.

The investigation led the sheriff's office to the location of Compos' remains, White said. Further investigation led police to the two teenage boys, but further details on what led investigators to the teenagers was not released.

"As to how all this plays out, we're still working on all that," White said.

The cause of death was not been released due to the ongoing investigation.

The names of the two arrested teenagers were not released. Compo’s body has been sent to the Utah Medical Examiner as part of the investigation into his cause of death. 

Peter Samore

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