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Body Found in Ogden, Utah, Self-Storage Unit Identified

Update 9/27/19 – More details have been released about the state of a body that was found inside a self-storage unit earlier this month. An unsealed search warrant shows Valdez’s body was partially mummified and wrapped in “cloth, rope or twine, wire, plastic, and/or other materials.” The remains were believed to be in the unit for some time, according to Ogden Police Lt. Brian Eynon.

The cause of death has yet to be determined, but investigators are treating it as a “suspicious” death. Detectives are interviewing several persons of interests.


9/11/19 – Police identified the body that was found last week inside a unit at Stock-N-Lock in Ogden. The remains belong to Alice Anne Valdez, 41. Investigators say the body was badly decomposed, but they were able to determine identity through fingerprints, according to a source.

The investigation is in the preliminary stages and police have few leads, a source reported. An autopsy was performed on Sept. 6, but a cause of death has yet to be determined.

Court records show Valdez had pleaded guilty to drug and trespassing crimes in Utah, a source stated.


9/9/19 – A body was found Thursday inside a unit at Stock-N-Lock Self Storage in Ogden, Utah, by a person who was cleaning it. Police are calling the discovery at 2868 Grant Ave. “suspicious” but haven’t determined if there was a crime, according to sources.

Investigators also haven’t released information on the person’s gender or age, or how long the body had been in the unit. The person has yet to be identified. Police are collecting evidence including video surveillance from the scene.

Stock-N-Lock operates eight facilities in Utah along the Wasatch Front, a metropolitan region in the north-central part of state.

Sources:
13 News, Dead Body Found in Utah Storage Unit by Person Cleaning It
Desert News, Human Remains Found in Ogden Storage Unit
The Salt Lake Tribune, Ogden Police Identify Woman Whose Body Was Found in a Storage Unit
US News & World Report, Police Identify Dead Body Found in Utah Storage Unit
KSL, New Details Revealed About Body Found in Utah Storage Unit
Desert News, Mummified Body in Ogden Shed Wrapped in Plastic, Rope, Warrant States

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