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Slain woman’s family pressures police for answers

June 13, 2018
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Members of the Salgado family hug after exiting the North Annex building at the Utah County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, in Spanish Fork, Utah. The family of a Mexican woman found dead in Provo are in Utah to meet with and pressure investigators to solve the case. The 26-year-old Elizabeth Elena Laguna Salgado, of Chiapas, Mexico, who was missing since April 16, 2015, was found in Hobble Creek Canyon. (Evan Cobb/The Daily Herald via AP)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The family of a Mexican woman found dead in Provo arrived in Utah on Tuesday night to meet with investigators and pressure them to solve the case.

The visit was the first time that the family had been in Utah since the remains of Elizabeth Elena Laguna Salgado, 26, were discovered by a passer-by looking for a camping spot last month.

“Our goal is to find the monster that did this,” her uncle, Rosemberg Salgado, said on Wednesday according to the Provo Daily Herald . He was joined in Utah by another one of the woman’s uncles, as well as her mother and father.

The family planned to speak with detectives and visit the site in Hobble Creek Canyon where Salgado’s remains were discovered late last month.

Salgado, from Chiapas, Mexico, had been missing since April 16, 2015, when she was last seen walking home from her English language class. She had moved to Provo about a month before her disappearance to study English shortly after finishing a Mormon mission in Mexico.

“I have a lot of confidence in them that they’re going to be able to find whoever is or are responsible for this,” Rosemberg Salgado said.

Officials with the Utah County Sheriff’s Office and Provo police have said Salgado’s death is considered suspicious.

Authorities have declined to offer specifics about the investigation but said they are interviewing “persons of interests.”


Information from: KUTV-TV, http://www.kutv.com/

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