TOOELE -- Police think a body found in the Oquirrh Mountains southwest of Salt Lake City is that of a Tooele woman reported missing July 31.
Tooele Police Sgt. Lonnie Collings says a group of Boy Scouts on a hike Saturday in Tooele County found the body of 62-year-old Jane Ashby along with her personal belongings and the wreckage of her SUV.
He says her vehicle apparently drove off Middle Canyon Road on the west slope of the Oquirrh Mountains about 1,000 feet above where the Scouts found it. It rolled several times on the way down before landing in dense brush and aspen trees.
Ashby vanished after telling her family that she was going to a meeting for work. But family members say she was depressed after her husband, Grant, died in December, and they later learned there was no meeting.
Ashby was a certified public accountant and the chief financial officer of the Utah Farm Bureau.
Her body will be sent to the state medical examiner to pinpoint the cause of death and to confirm her identity.