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Police: Missing Mexican woman's body found in Utah canyon

The body of a Mexican woman who disappeared on her way home from her English language class in Utah three years ago has been found in a rugged, mountainous canyon area and police are investigating her death as a homicide, officials said Thursday.

The skeletal remains of 26-year-old Elizabeth Elena Laguna Salgado were discovered last Friday by a man searching for camping spots in an area popular for hiking, fishing and camping about 15 miles (24 kilometers) from where Salgado was last seen in downtown Provo, Utah.

Officials with the Utah County Sheriff's Office and Provo police told reporters the death is considered suspicious.

They said they are interviewing...

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