RIVERDALE – A man was found dead near the Riverdale Road overpass Monday morning, and officials need your help to identify him.
Employees with the Utah Department of Transportation were working under the southbound I-15 structure, when they thought they smelled a dead animal. One of the workers walked underneath the overpass and found what appeared to be a dead adult male.
According to the Utah Department of Public Safety, the person may be a transient. Part of his body was under a blanket, and it was partially decomposed. He was taken to the state medical examiner’s office.
There was no identification found on him or nearby, and investigators are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.
According to a police report, the man is measured around five feet seven inches tall with a slim build, and is believed to be in his late 50s or early 60s.
He had dark gray, medium length hair and may have had a short goatee.
He was carrying a green, military-style backpack with three large pockets on the outside, and smoked “4 Aces” mint pipe tobacco.
Officials say there is evidence that he was alive on March 21, because a bus pass found in his belongings was purchased that same day.
It is believed he was living in the Riverdale or Roy area, and have been staying under the Riverdale Road bridge over I-15 for an extended period of time.
Anyone with information about the identity of the man is asked to contact the Utah Highway Patrol or Dispatch.