WEST VALLEY CITY — Police report that an autopsy conducted Saturday morning confirmed a body found Friday in a drainage system near an unoccupied retail building was that of a woman and had no obvious signs of trauma.
A complete report from the Utah Medical Examiner's Office will be available next week and should include findings on the woman's cause of death.Comment on this story
A team of surveyors inspecting a drainage system in the parking lot of a former Kmart store near 1770 W. 4100 South found the body submerged in the water, West Valley City Lt. Kent Stokes said Friday.
The workers immediately called police, who are now investigating how the body ended up there. The underground retention basin is not connected to the city's sewer system and is only accessible via the lid surrounded by asphalt.
Stokes said Friday that the remains appeared to have been there for some time, but he wasn't sure exactly how long.