Body found in American Fork Canyon may be that of missing runner

The body of a woman who disappeared while running last year may have been found in American Fork Canyon, Utah County sheriff's deputies said.
A climber on Sunday found human remains in a ravine near the Swinging Bridge picnic site, along with several personal items matching the description of belongings of Jerika Binks, 24, who disappeared in February 2018.
Binks left to go running on Feb. 18 but did not return, deputies said.

There were signs of injury on the person's body, but police do not suspect foul play.
“The terrain is extremely rugged and steep and the remains were located on the north side of the canyon about 850 feet above the floor of the canyon,” deputies wrote in a news statement.
It is not clear whether the person fell from higher up in the canyon or became otherwise injured in the canyon. Deputies did not disclose any details in the possible cause of the person’s death, which they expect will be established in an autopsy that also will confirm the identity.
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