Grand County police seek help identifying man found dead in Colorado River

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GRAND COUNTY, Utah — A commercial guided rafting group discovered a body in the Colorado River Sunday morning, and police are asking for the public’s help as they try to identify the deceased.

The body was found around 11 a.m. Sunday about three miles below the West Water Ranger Station in the Colorado River, and search and rescue crews recovered the body and had it transported to a medical examiner’s office.

As of Thursday, the Grand County Sheriff’s Office stated they have not yet been able to identify the man. They said it appears he was in the river for more than three days.

The deceased is believed to be a Caucasian male between the ages of 45 and 55. He weighs about 240 pounds, and police said he has three distinctive tattoos.

  • A tattoo on his upper right arm depicts a man wearing a hat and holding a handgun while standing next to a tree
  • A tattoo on his right forearm depicts a dagger through a heart
  • A tattoo on the upper left arm shows “a wolf head in a circle with feathers on the bottom of the circle”

Anyone who has knowledge about the man’s identity is asked to contact Grand County Sheriff’s Office. The non-emergency number is 435-259-8115.