HERRIMAN, Utah (News4Utah) – Police have recovered the body of a 20-year-old man after he was reported missing about a week ago.
Tanner Oblad, 20, was found in the foothills on the south side of Herriman City Tuesday afternoon. Oblad left home around 11 a.m. on February 21 headed for school at Salt Lake Community College in Taylorsville. When he wasn’t heard from, his family reported him missing.
Oblad was described as a high-functioning person with autism.
Detectives reviewed surveillance in the area and were able to trace his moments and narrow the search area. A Department of Public Safety helicopter was called to search the area in the foothills where Oblad’s body was eventually found.
Oblad’s body was found near the Friendship Trail.
“It looks like he left home, went hiking in the foothills and didn’t make it back,” said Detective Ken Hansen with Unified Police Department.
Police say it’s too soon in the investigation to say exactly how he died, but they do not suspect foul play in this case.
The Oblad family released a statement Tuesday evening: