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Towse family
Cody Towse, a Utah County resident, is missing in action after a large IED explosion in Afghanistan. Family members believe he has been killed.

PAYSON — Family members believe a Utah County soldier missing in action in Afghanistan has been killed.

The family of Cody Towse said they were notified by a military representative Tuesday that their son was standing near an improvised explosive device when it went off, causing a massive blast.

The family has not received confirmation Towse was killed but have been in daily contact with the military.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.