Body of man, 51, discovered outside Cedar City

Published: Saturday, March 8 2014 11:20 p.m. MST

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CEDAR CITY — Iron County sheriff's officials are investigating the death of a 51-year-old man found outside of Cedar City Saturday.

The man's body was located seven miles west of Cedar City near state Route 56 and Iron Springs Road in an area known as the "iron mines," Iron County Sheriff's Sgt. Nik Johnson said. Deputies were called to the area around 4 p.m. Saturday on reports of suspicious circumstances.

After they responded, they discovered the body of a deceased 51-year-old male. The death is currently under investigation, Johnson said.

The man's name is not being released pending notification of family.

Johnson said any additional information about the death would come from detectives Monday.

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