Human remains found in Hobble Creek Canyon have been identified as belonging to Elizabeth Elena Laguna-Salgado. She has been missing from Provo since April 16, 2015.
*** PRESS RELEASE *** May 24, 2018: On Friday, May 18, 2018, shortly after 9:00 AM, Deputies with the Utah County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a report from a man who said he found what he believed were human remains in Hobble Creek Canyon. He described seeing a skull and clothing. Investigators responded and confirmed what was reported, that the remains were human. Those remains were collected and taken to the Medical Examiner’s office in Taylorsville. Following an autopsy, and after consulting with Forensic Anthropology and Forensic Odontology experts, the remains were identified as belonging to Elizabeth Elena Laguna-Salgado, age 26. The Medical Examiner will continue working to determine the cause and manner of her death. Salgado was last seen on April 16, 2015, in Provo, Utah. Investigators with the Utah County Sheriff’s Office, Provo Police Department, and the FBI are working to determine how Salgado’s remains got to the location where they were found and who might be responsible for her death. It is possible someone saw something in Provo or in Hobble Creek Canyon that is related to Elizabeth's disappearance and death. Anyone who thinks they might have information related to this case is asked to call the Investigations Division of the Utah County Sheriff's Office at (801)851-4010.
For questions contact Sergeant Spencer Cannon, Public Information Officer, Utah County Sheriff's Office. (801)404-1912. Twitter: SGTCannonPIO