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Bear River Bird Refuge skeletal remains identified; death called suspicious

Apr 5, 2024, 1:10 PM

Skeletal remains found at Bear River Bird Refuge...

Skeletal remains found at Bear River Bird Refuge (Box Elder County Sheriff's Office via Facebook)

(Box Elder County Sheriff's Office via Facebook)

SALT LAKE CITY — Skeletal remains discovered March 30, 2024 have been identified as Elijah Peck, 42, of Garland, Utah, according to the state Medical Examiner’s Office.

The remains were found in a remote wetland area within the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge on the northwest side of Willard Bay, said Box Elder County Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff’s Office said Peck was last seen in May 2023. The Sheriff’s Office stated that officers are treating this case as suspicious due to the cause of death being undetermined at this time.

Peck was not reported as missing, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff’s Office said that the case is ongoing.

“Anyone with knowledge that could assist in this investigation should call 435-734-6530 and leave a message or email detectives@boxeldercounty.org.,” the press release read.

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Bear River Bird Refuge skeletal remains identified; death called suspicious