Body found in Pineview was teen runaway

Monday , July 21, 2014 - 10:32 AM

Standard-Examiner staff

Medical Examiners identified the body of a runaway 16-year-old Weber County area girl as the one found in Pineview Reservoir on Saturday.

Divers from Weber County Search and Rescue located the girl’s body under 15 feet of water after more than an hour of searching.

A young boy told deputies that he was fishing in the Reservoir when his line had snagged and snapped. In the distance he said he saw a human body floating in the water, Sgt. Lane Findlay said.

Several beach goers on the shore also say they witnessed the body surface than disappear, Findlay said.

Deputies began searching the area of Anderson’s Cove and asked around campgrounds if anybody was missing.

The girl was believed to be suicidal and had been missing less than two days, at the most, according to Findlay.

The exact cause of death and how long the body had been in the reservoir are still being investigated. 

The girl’s name is not being released since she is a juvenile. 

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