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Utah County Sherrif’s Office finds body during search for missing 19-year-old

Jan 30, 2024, 2:14 PM | Updated: Feb 26, 2024, 12:10 pm

Police have identified a woman missing in American Fork Canyon as 19-year-old McKenna Miner (Utah C...

Police have identified a woman missing in American Fork Canyon as 19-year-old McKenna Miner (Utah County Sheriff)

(Utah County Sheriff)

AMERICAN FORK — The Utah County Sherrif’s Office said they’ve found a body they believe to be missing 19-year-old McKenna Miner near Tibble Fork Reservoir in American Fork Canyon. They made the discovery during a search for the teen, who had been reported missing earlier in the week.

The Utah County Sheriff’s Office said it believes Miner died by suicide.


Yesterday, deputies spent the day combing through the area. The search resumed this morning for Miner, who is from the Provo area. 

According to a post on X, Utah County Search and Rescue crews searched on horseback and in airplanes. 

Miner was last heard from on Sunday. Her car was found in a parking lot near Tibble Fork, according to Sgt. Spencer Cannon with the Utah County Sheriff’s Office.

It’s reported that Miner went hiking alone in the search area. 

The Utah County Sheriff’s Office posted on X that 

If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide, call 988 to connect with the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.

Crisis hotlines

  • Huntsman Mental Health Institute Crisis Line: 801-587-3000
  • SafeUT Crisis Line: 833-372-3388
  • 988 Suicide and Crisis LifeLine at 988
  • Trevor Project Hotline for LGBTQ teens: 1-866-488-7386

Online resources

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Utah County Sherrif’s Office finds body during search for missing 19-year-old