Remains of Miriam Salgado found by hiker in Washington County
ST. GEORGE, Utah — Human remains found by a hiker in unincorporated Washington County this weekend have been identified as those of Miriam Salgado, age 46.
Washington County officials said that personal belongings found near the remains of Miriam Salgado helped to secure her identification.
Miriam Salgado’s remains are now in the possession of the Utah Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.
Salgado’s vehicle was found in September 2021, on Sheep’s Bridge Road near SR 59 and Zion National Park. She was reported missing by her family earlier that year.
According to our news partners at KSL TV, Miriam Salgado is the aunt of Elizabeth Salgado, whose remains were found in May 2018 in Hobble Creek Canyon. Elizabeth Salgado had been missing for three years before her remains were found.
Related: Warning from Elizabeth Salgado’s family: ‘We will find you, whoever you are’
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