THURSDAY 7/15/2021 1:59 p.m.

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – More than a month after a body was found in the Jordan River, Salt Lake City Police have identified the victim.

The body of 49-year-old Joseph Salas was found in the Jordan River on June 9 by a person who was passing by at the Utah State Fairpark located at 1300 W. North Temple.

In mid-June, Salt Lake City Police told ABC4 the man’s death was being investigated as a homicide. In a July 15 update, Salt Lake City Police have confirmed this.

If you have any information about Salas’s death, you are asked to contact Salt Lake City Police at (801)799-3000 and reference case 21-99152.

Police believe the man found dead in Jordan River was murdered

MONDAY 6/14/21 4:35 p.m.

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Police now believe the man whose body was discovered in the Jordan River was murdered.

According to Sgt. Keith Horrocks with the Salt Lake City Police Department, the man’s body was found in the Jordan River on June 9 by a person who was passing by at the Utah State Fairpark located at 1300 W. North Temple.

Due to evidence found by investigators at the scene, the man’s death is now being investigated as a homicide, Sgt. Horrocks tells ABC4.

No arrests have been made and investigators are still working to determine whether the man died where he was found or if he was killed somewhere else. The man has not yet been identified.

ORIGINAL STORY: Body found in Jordan River, SLC Police investigating as suspicious death

THURSDAY 6/10/21 9:40 a.m.

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Police are investigating a suspicious death after a body was found in the Jordan River.

Salt Lake City Police tell ABC4 the body was found around 11 a.m. Wednesday.

The medical examiner will now conduct an autopsy, according to police. No other details are available at this time.

An officer-involved incident is now under investigation in Salt Lake City as well.