Missing Washington County man found deceased

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Courtesy: Washington County Sheriff’s Office

UPDATE (ABC4 News) 05/10/2020 – Family of Brent Hunt announced Sunday that he was found deceased.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that Hunt was located by search and rescue members on Sunday.

“Our initial investigation has led us to believe Hunt had been deceased for several days prior to finding him.  The cause of death was not immediately apparent and is still under investigation.  However, foul play is not suspected in the incident,” the press release stated.

Campers in an area off of the Lytle Ranch Road in Southwest Washington County reported Hunt’s vehicle near the Beaver Dam Wash on Saturday evening, according to authorities.

Deputies responded to the area and confirmed the vehicle belonged to Hunt.  They searched the immediate area, but were unable to locate Hunt due to darkness and other conditions.

Sunday morning, deputies located Hunt approximately 1.4 miles from his vehicle, according to the release.


WASHINGTON COUNTY, Utah (ABC4 News) — The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s help in finding 59-year-old John B. Hunt, who was reported missing after he didn’t return from a fishing trip in Washington County.

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Hunt was reported missing by family members. His wife said that he would fish in Gunlock Resevoir, Enterprise Resevoir and in areas with streams.

Hunt took his 2017 Silver Toyota Tacoma to go fishing at around 3 p.m. on Monday, May 4. He never returned home and has not been in contact with family members.

According to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Mr. Hunt would be wearing a white shirt and gym shorts. He would be driving a Silver Toyota Tacoma with a NASA sticker and spilled white paint on the tailgate. He is 6’4 and weighs 245 pounds.

Contact Washington County Sheriff’s Office at 435-634-5730 with any information about Hunt’s whereabouts.

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