West Jordan police on Sunday recognized a person discovered lifeless on Bangerter Freeway Saturday. It seems the person had been stabbed and thrown from a automobile, police mentioned. (Steve Griffin, Deseret Information)
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SALT LAKE CITY — Police have recognized the person discovered lifeless with stab wounds early Saturday within the southbound lanes of Bangerter Freeway close to 7800 South.
The person was recognized Sunday as Cesar Adan Martinez, 37. Martinez had lately moved to Salt Lake Metropolis from West Valley Metropolis.
It seems the person had been stabbed and thrown from a shifting automobile, in response to West Jordan Deputy Police Chief Richard Bell. Officers found the person’s physique at 2:37 a.m.
“The WJPD sends condolences to Cesar’s household and associates, and we’re working tirelessly to carry decision to this incident,” Bell mentioned in a press release.
Bell mentioned detectives are processing proof and hoping for leads, however are asking anybody who could have seen Martinez, something unusual or have been touring on Bangerter Freeway close to that point to achieve out to police. Martinez is believed to have been at a bar or restaurant Friday night time, Bell mentioned.
Police are additionally asking for the general public’s assist in finding Martinez’s automobile which remains to be lacking. The automobile is a blue 2008 Dodge Dakota four-door truck with Utah license plate E36 6SM. The truck, which is in poor situation with quite a few dents, has a grey camper shell with a damaged window on the passenger aspect lined with a plastic bag.