Police investigate after teen found dead in Kearns

Local News

KEARNS, Utah (ABC4 News) – The Unified Police Department is investigating the “suspicious death” of a 17-year-old boy in Kearns. 

Thursday afternoon police identified the teen as Julian Garcia of Taylorsville.

According to Sgt. Melody Gray, Garcia was last seen with friends on February 9th and was reported missing by family on February 10th.  

Police found his body in a field near Copper City Drive and Plumbago Avenue on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. and they alerted the public at 10:30 p.m. 

Sgt. Gray says they are not looking for any suspects at the moment. Police are waiting on an autopsy from the medical examiner in order to determine the cause of death.

This is a developing story and details will be updated as information becomes available. 

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