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Murray police say man found dead in creek had drug history
First Published Jun 06 2012 11:52 am • Last Updated Jun 06 2012 11:52 pm

Murray police are leaning toward an accidental cause for the drowning of a man whose body was found in Little Cottonwood Creek Tuesday night.

Murray police spokesman Kenny Bass said the 38-year-old man, whose identity was being withheld pending notification of next of kin, had a history of substance abuse.

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"We’re still investigating, but he may have been under the influence [prior to entering the water]," Bass said Wednesday. "There’s nothing suspicious at this stage, so we’re thinking it was accidental."

The body was spotted by a passerby about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the rapidly flowing creek near 5100 South.

remims@sltrib.com




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