VERNAL -- The FBI has joined the investigation into a possible homicide in northeast Utah.
Uintah County sheriff's deputies and Bureau of Indian Affairs police responded to a call Sunday afternoon about a man's body found in a wooded area on the Uinta and Ouray Indian Reservation southwest of Vernal.
Sheriff Jeff Merrell tells KSL-TV the man appears to be in his mid-20s. He says the victim had suffered some injuries but the cause of death will have to be determined by the medical examiner.
Merrell says they are treating it as a crime scene. He says the owner of a nearby home had been out of town and that a family member who was stopping by to help take care of his animals found the body about 4 p.m.