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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