UPDATE: Police identify man found dead in trunk of a car in Sandy

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UPDATE: 6/2/21, 4:28 P.M.

SANDY, Utah (ABC4) – Police have identified the man who was found dead inside the trunk of a car in Sandy Tuesday afternoon.

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He has been identified as 47-year-old Derick Winston Fabert.

According to Sgt. Clay Swensen with the Sandy Police Department, there was nothing considered to be “suspicious” about the man’s death other than him being found inside the trunk of a car.

Police believe the man was homeless at the time of his death.

Officers were dispatched to a call for an abandoned vehicle near 9700 S. Riverside Road, across from an apartment complex that borders the east side of Riverside Drive Tuesday.

According to Sgt. Clay Swensen with the Sandy Police Department, the vehicle was parked on the side of the road.

As officers inspected the vehicle and prepared to impound it, they found the body of a middle-aged man inside the trunk.

Swensen says the body was in a “fairly decomposed” state when officers discovered it and believe the car had been there for “a few days.”

An investigation is ongoing.

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UPDATE: 6/1/21, 4:21 P.M.

SANDY, Utah (ABC4) – The Sandy Police Department is investigating after a man was found dead inside the trunk of a car on Tuesday.

Police say officers were dispatched to a call for an abandoned vehicle near 9700 S. Riverside Road, across from an apartment complex that borders the east side of Riverside Drive.

According to Sgt. Clay Swensen with the Sandy Police Department, the vehicle was parked on the side of the road.

As officers inspected the vehicle and prepared to impound it, they found the body of a middle-aged man inside the trunk.

Swensen says the body was in a “fairly decomposed” state when officers discovered it and believe the car had been there for “a few days.”

The officers did not identify any obvious signs of trauma, but the death is being investigated as “suspicious,” according to Swensen.

Officials said the car where the body was found was not registered as stolen. Police are investigating whether the car belonged to the man or someone else.

A medical examiner has been called in to perform an autopsy on the man’s body.

This is a developing story. It will be updated as more information becomes available.

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SANDY, Utah (ABC4) – The Sandy Police Department is investigating a “suspicious death” Tuesday.

Police are asking the public to avoid the area of 9700 S. Riverside while police investigate the incident.

ABC4 has a crew on the way to the scene.

No further details have been provided.

This is a developing story. It will be updated as more information becomes available.

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