Sheriff's officials are looking into the possibility that the body found near Tooele on Friday is that of a Spanish Fork woman who disappeared last July.
Investigators are comparing dental records of Peggy Ellsworth Case, 28, against dental imprints taken from the body, said Tooele Sheriff's Sgt. Alan James.The body was found by Boy Scouts half a mile off the road between Fairfield and Simpson Springs. The body was of a blonde, about 5 feet 3 inches tall, about 120 pounds, age 18 to 35. Investigators believe the woman died three weeks to three months ago from gunshot wounds to the face.
Case, 28, who disappeared the weekend of July 9 after an argument with her live-in boyfriend, was blonde, about 100 pounds and 5 feet 4 inches tall.
Though the general descriptions match, what apparently doesn't tie Case's disappearance to the body is the fact that the body was found in cold-weather clothing and was believed dead for no more than three months.
Case's boyfriend, Michael G. Kufrin, 32 at the time, was questioned shortly after her disappearance. He told police Case had gone to Nevada with a girlfriend, but the friend said she had not seen Case that weekend.
Kufrin sold the couple's furniture and left the state in late September. He was arrested in California in December, while driving his former employer's truck and was extradited to Utah to face charges of stealing the truck.
Kufrin was found guilty March 9 and is in the Utah County Jail awaiting sentencing.