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Spanish Fork police treating man’s death as homicide investigation

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The physique of a middle-aged man was discovered close to a dumpster in Spanish Fork on Friday, and police say they’re treating the dying as a murder case. (Spenser Heaps, Deseret Information)

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SPANISH FORK — Spanish Fork police are calling the dying of a person whose physique was discovered subsequent to a dumpster “suspicious.”

About 6:30 a.m. Friday, officers have been known as to the realm of 1200 North and 400 East on a report of a physique being found. Police positioned a deceased “middle-aged” man subsequent to a dumpster, in accordance with a ready assertion from town. The person, who has not been recognized, is believed to have been homeless, town acknowledged.

“The reason for dying is at present unknown, nonetheless, circumstances are suspicious, and is being investigated as a murder,” in accordance with the assertion.

The town didn’t say Friday why the dying is taken into account suspicious or who discovered the physique. The sufferer was taken to the Utah State Medical Examiner’s Workplace to attempt to decide a trigger and time of dying.

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Pat Reavy is a longtime police and courts reporter. He joined the KSL.com staff in 2021 after a few years of reporting for the Deseret Information

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