Earthly body located and identified; Kayelyn Louder 30 - Murray, Utah

MURRAY, Utah — Murray City police tweeted they have identified the body found in the Jordan River as missing woman Kayelyn Louder.

The cause of death has not been determined as this time.

Louder's body was discovered Monday afternoon when West Valley City crews were checking drainage pipes in the area of 3300 South and 1300 West.

Louder, 30, went missing from her Murray condo Sept. 27. Surveillance video showed she was barefoot and left her dog and personal belongings behind.

Over the past two months, several searches were conducted in hopes of finding Louder.

Amy Fugal, cousin and family spokeswoman, released the following statement:

We are broken hearted with the news of Kayelyn's body being found, but are also grateful to know where she is.

This has been an extremely difficult 9+ weeks for all involved. We hope that through all of our efforts that she has been able see how much she is loved and cared for.

We do believe we will be with her again someday and find some comfort knowing she is with family that has passed on before her. We are forever grateful to the volunteers who have helped us in countless ways over the past 9 weeks.

We are amazed at your love and dedication to our family. Countless hours and donations were given in our behalf.

While finding her brings some closure we still have many unanswered questions and will not rest until we are able to fully understand what happened.

We appreciate your continued prayers and support during this difficult time.


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