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Police confirm death of 16-year-old in Taylorsville was a homicide

The boy was found dead in a cargo trailer Wednesday.

(Sara Tabin | The Salt Lake Tribune) Police cars are parked near the scene of the investigation in Taylorsville.

The death of a 16-year old-boy found in Taylorsville has been confirmed as a homicide, Unified Police said Thursday.

The boy was found dead in a cargo trailer in a backyard near the 1600 block of Elsie Drive on Wednesday, according to Sgt. Melody Cutler. She said there was a significant amount of blood. The victim’s name has not been released.

Police said Wednesday that they had located a 17-year-old person of interest. On Thursday, they said they had a juvenile suspect in custody.

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