June 29, 2019 • Nelson Phillips • Staff Writer
In a press release issued on Saturday morning, the Box Elder County Sheriff's Department has offered some additional details regarding the death of a Corinne teen.
According to the release, 16-year-old Marcus Elkins had met up with three other teens, all from Corinne, on the night of June 26.
"As reported by the other juveniles involved there was consumption of alcohol during the night," read the release. "Activities took them between the two parks in Corinne and at some point during their movement Marcus collapsed. The three juveniles moved Marcus to Bill Flack Park from where he collapsed."
Elkins' body was found at Bill Flack Park on the morning of June 27.
The Sheriff's Department is not speculating on a cause or time of death, and is currently awaiting autopsy results from the Utah Medical Examiner's Office. The case has been turned over to the Box Elder County Attorney's Office for review to determine any possible charges.
At this time no arrests have been made, and the names of the juveniles involved have not been released.
June 27, 2019 • Nelson Phillips • Staff Writer
The body of a teenage boy has been found at a Corinne City park, and law enforcement officials are calling the death "suspicious."
According to Chief Deputy Dale Ward of the Box Elder County Sheriff's Department, the body was discovered at approximately 7:50 a.m. on Thursday morning at Bill Flack Park, and reported to authorities.
"Deputies responded and found a deceased male later identified as Marcus Elkins, a 16-year-old juvenile. Investigation reveals that Elkins did not die at this location and was brought to the park sometime after death," said Ward. "Information sources state that Elkins was seen as late at 10:00 p.m. on Wednesday night in the area of the park. There were no signs of external trauma on Elkins."
Ward continued that leads in the case are developing rapidly, and that several juveniles have been identified as "persons of interest" who may know more about, or perhaps were involved, in Elkin's death.
The body of the boy has been transported to the Utah Medical Examiner's Office in Salt Lake City, where an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.
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