Body Of Missing Kanab Man, Found

June 29, 2015

kanab missing(San Juan County, UT)  —  Authorities are calling off the search for a missing Kanab man after his body was found near Canyonlands National Park.  Police say park rangers and San Juan County sheriff’s deputies recovered the body of 69-year-old Kenneth Johnson Saturday in Davis Canyon. His body was found at about 3 p.m.Saturday,  by San Juan County sheriff’s deputies and National Park Service rangers responding to a report of a vehicle stuck in sand in Davis Canyon.  “Digging marks around the tires of the vehicle were visible,” the statement said. “Mr. Johnson’s body was found only 50 feet from the vehicle, under the shade of a cedar tree.” Johnson had a history of heart disease, according to the sheriff’s office, and because he was found with a shovel still in his hand it’s believed he experienced heart problems while trying to dig the vehicle out.

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