Snowbasin ski patrol discovered a man’s dead body near the peak of Mount Ogden on Monday evening. Due to weather conditions, the body couldn’t be recovered until early this morning. According to Lt. Mark Lowther of the Weber County Sheriff’s Office, the body wasn’t dressed for the winter conditions. Although the man’s body still has not been identified, it was taken off Mount Ogden by helicopter and to the state medical examiner’s office in Salt Lake City.
The body shows no cause of obvious death or signs of foul play, according to the Weber County Sheriff’s Office, and the man didn’t have any identification or backpack with him. There was no indication of how long the body had been up on the mountain before being discovered on Tuesday morning.
“He definitely wasn’t dressed for the current conditions,” Lowther said. “It’s right by where our towers are for our emergency radios for police and fire, and whenever that tower is serviced, it’s done by helicopter. You don’t drive up to this spot.”
Lowther said hiking to the spot where the body was found would be very difficult and dangerous in the current weather conditions.
Missing Persons, Weber State University campus police and other officials were all notified of the body’s discovery.