Police: Woman whose body was found near Saltair on Saturday was shot

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – Police have confirmed the woman whose body was found near the Saltair on Saturday was shot.

Akosita Kaufusi, 42, of Salt Lake City was found Saturday off of a frontage road near Saltair. Police asked the public for help in identifying her and were able to confirm after that it was Kaufusi.

Officials say a jogger was running on a frontage road near Saltair when they discovered her body.

“Just off of the road,” said Cutler. “So, you have the frontage road out there and there’s a jersey barricade, and she was just on the other side of that jersey barricade.”

The jogger then made a call to officials around 9 a.m. Saturday. Police say they believe she had been there about two days although that has not yet been confirmed.

The death is being investigated as a suspicious death. Anyone who may know her is asked to call UPD at 801-743-7000.

This story will be updated as ABC4 News gathers more information.

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