The body of Conner Bowden, a child who had been missing, has been found by the Department of Public Safety.
The medical examiner will figure out what caused the person to die. Lieutenant Mikelshan Bartschi says that the autopsy could be done in a few days, but the full report could take months.
At 2:30 p.m. Sunday, the last place anyone saw Bowden was at the beach at Hyrum Dam State Park.
According to the Cache County Sheriff’s Office, an account at America First Credit Union has been opened in his name for funeral expenses. Donations can also be sent through Venmo to @jessica-brockman-8.
“The Cache County Sheriff’s office would like to offer heartfelt condolences to his family and friends and thank everyone who assisted in the search for Conner Bowden,” Lt. Bartschi posted on Facebook.
The search and rescue team stopped looking in the area around 9:15 p.m. last night because it was getting dark. Lt. Bartschi said that the DPS has better sonar equipment than Search and Rescue.
“Basically, they have what we’ll call fish finders compared to the DPS’s high-tech equipment. Lt. Bartschi said, “They are also improving this technology and adding more resources here for the future.”
He said that the search teams kept focusing on Bowden’s last known location, which was the Hyrum day beach. He was found this morning in the same place.
“We spent a lot of time and money trying to find this young man. Last night, Lt. Bartschi said, “We had our search and rescue team and the dive team from the Department of Public Safety. The Department of Public Safety also sent their helicopter up to help with the search.” “Just since last night, hundreds of hours of work have been put into the search by law enforcement, state parks, the Department of Public Safety, and our victims’ advocates,” he said.