SOUTH JORDAN — A woman reported missing on Monday was found dead early Tuesday in a field near Daybreak.
South Jordan police are calling the death of a 26-year-old Kelsey Valeria Stone, of Riverton, "suspicious."
Stone was supposed to meet her family at a Christmas concert on Monday, said Unified Police Sgt. Melody Gray. About 5 p.m., her family received a text from Stone saying she was on her way, according to Gray.
But Stone never arrived at the concert. By 10 p.m. calls to her cellphone went straight to voicemail, Gray said. About 11:35 p.m., her family called police to report her missing. Unified police issued a missing person alert on Stone on Monday.Comment on this story
Just after 8 a.m Tuesday, a South Jordan city worker was doing inspections around Daybreak near a construction area when he found Stone's body in the mud, outside of her car that was parked in a field near 6000 West and 11075 South, said South Jordan police officer Sam Winkler.
Because of the circumstances surrounding her disappearance and discovery, her death was considered suspicious, said Winkler. Details about whether there were obvious signs of trauma on the woman or if evidence was found in the vehicle were not immediately released.
Stone's body was taken to the Utah Medical Examiner's Office to determine the cause of death. Her car was towed by South Jordan police to be searched for possible evidence.