Officials ID body left near Nevada-Utah border
AMERICAN FORK, Utah (AP) – A body found near the Nevada-Utah state line has been identified and authorities have arrested someone in connection with the death.
Police told The Salt Lake Tribune on Friday that the victim is 46-year-old Jesus Landin of Lehi.
Landin’s body was discovered Thursday in Nevada’s Pilot Valley area near West Wendover. It was wrapped in plastic and duct tape.
He was reported missing Dec. 31 by a friend.
Elko County Undersheriff Doug Gailey says investigators haven’t determined a manner of death. An autopsy was planned for today.
On Friday, American Fork police said they booked another man, Ramon Alfredo Somoza, into jail on suspicion of murder in the case.
A phone number for Somoza couldn’t be found and a Utah County jail deputy told The Associated Press she didn’t know whether he had a lawyer.