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Human remains found in Iron County believed to be missing 71-year-old woman

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IRON COUNTY, Utah. (ABC4 News) – Human remains found in Iron County on Wednesday are believed to be of a missing 71-year old woman.

Police say the remains were found in a sagebrush field being cleared by heavy equipment just after 2 p.m. Iron County Sheriff’s deputies were called out after receiving a call from a local Rancher who said one of his workers just found human remains in a sagebrush field.

Police from multiple departments, Detectives, CSI personnel, and personnel from the Medical Examiner’s Office went to the scene.

“Investigators believe the human remains are of 71- year old Carol Stratton,” the press release states. “This preliminary finding is based on the location of the body, Mrs. Stratton’s physical descriptors, and the clothing Mrs. Stratton was wearing at the time she went missing.”

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The body will be sent to the Utah State Medical Examiner’s office for positive identification.

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