Body Discovered in Zion National Park

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Date: June 1, 2017
Contact: John Marciano, (435) 772-7848

SPRINGDALE, UT – At approximately 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday May 31, 2017, an abandoned vehicle was reported to Park Law Enforcement. The vehicle was parked in the vicinity of the Canyon Overlook Trail, which prompted a search of the area by Park Rangers. Later that evening, a body was discovered at the base of the Great Arch.
On Thursday June 1, 2017, the body was recovered by Park staff, with the aid of a helicopter. The National Park Service and Washington County Sheriff’s Office, are investigating this incident. Identification and cause of death remain under investigation

Last updated: June 2, 2017

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