Gruesome discovery made on lawn of Utah rental property


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SANDY, Utah – Police are investigating a suspicious death in Sandy after a man was found dead on a neighborhood lawn.

Officers arrived on scene and found the deceased body of 44-year-old Michael Hoffman Jr. from Salt Lake City laying in the yard.

The death was immediately categorized as suspicious and detectives spent the next several hours gathering potential evidence and trying to track down people who know the victim.

One neighbor told Fox 13 the most recent tenants just moved into the rental property over this past weekend.

There were several cars and people seen coming and going but they have no idea who the deceased gentleman was.

Detectives are working to get a search warrant for the home.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact the Sandy Police Department at (801)-799-3000.

This article was first published with fellow CNN affiliate KSTU. It is used here with permission.