Authorities still seeking information to help identify body found in Colorado River
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The Grand County Sheriff’s office is seeking the public’s help in identifying a body found floating in the Colorado River. Authorities said a commercial rafting guide discovered a body believed to be that of a Caucasian man in the Colorado River three miles below the Westwater Ranger Station northeast of Moab on Sunday, July 3.

The body is believed to be that of a man age 45 to 55 years old and weighing approximately 240 pounds, according to a July 6 news release from the Grand County Sheriff’s Office. Three distinctive tattoos were found on the body — a tattoo of a man wearing a hat and holding a handgun while standing next to a tree on the upper right arm, a tattoo of a dagger through a heart on the right forearm, and a tattoo of a wolf head in a circle with feathers at the bottom of the circle on the upper left arm.

Grand County Search and Rescue and Grand County Sheriff’s Office Investigators recovered the body at 2:30 p.m. on July 3. The body was transported to the Utah State Medical Examiner’s Office in Salt Lake City for autopsy.

As of press time on July 13, no additional information was available regarding the man’s identity, according to Lt. Kim Neal of the Grand County Sheriff’s Office.

Anyone with knowledge or information about the unidentified man is asked to contact the Grand County Sheriff’s Office at 435-259-8115.

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