Police have identified the body that was found Monday in the Provo River as that of 22-year-old Sitha Say of Provo. The body had been discovered earlier this week while workers were clearing a log jam. Sitha Say had been missing since last October, 2005.
Police confirmed Say was last seen leaving his home in October. He was reported missing three days later.
Detectives say Say’s driver license was found in his pockets, and his dental records confirmed his identity.
So far, the cause of death is unknown. Investigators do say, however, there’s no evidence of foul play.
Provo River yields body
PROVO — Rescue workers spent Monday afternoon removing a body found floating in the Provo River. Jason Olson, Deseret Morning NewsProvo police and Utah County sheriff’s personnel Monday recover a body from the Provo River just off Center Street. The body was discovered at about 2 p.m., just off Center Street at about 3800 West.
Two employees from the Challenging Leadership Adventure Systems Inc. Ropes Course, located just east of where the body was found, had taken a canoe onto the river to clear a logjam when they discovered the body pinned against the debris.
Update: Police ID body found in river
Authorities continue to search for the 22 year old missing Provo man Sitha Say. He has been missing now for three weeks. Recent search efforts for Say in and near the Provo River have turned up empty.
Say is approximately 6’0” and 175 lbs. with brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Provo Police Department.
Monday, a bag containing some of the man’s belongings was found on the shore of the river, prompting authorities to do a more intensive search of the water. However, no trace of Say was found.
Daily Herald; Exhaustive police search fails to turn up missing man
It’s been 18 days since anyone last saw 22-year-old Provo resident Sitha Say, and that has police worried.
On Monday the Provo Police Department issued a missing person alert on Say, whose disappearance was reported Oct. 22 by the man’s mother.
The searches and investigation have so far turned up the following:
Terry Say said Tuesday night his son wasn’t upset about anything the last time he saw him. He said his son has never disappeared before. Investigators found Say’s red car the day he was reported missing in a parking lot at Provo’s Alligator Park at 620 North and 3300 West.
Provo police initiated a two-day exhaustive search Monday and Tuesday of the areas near Alligator Park, the Provo River Trail, the Provo River and the southeastern edge of Utah Lake. Provo police were aided by divers, volunteers and search dogs from the Utah County Sheriff’s Office, state park rangers and Rocky Mountain canine search team.
Though the search failed to turn up Say, Harper said investigators recovered several of his personal belongings, including a picture ID and his cellular phone.
Individuals with information regarding Say’s whereabouts, who have seen him, or have information about his disappearance are asked to contact the Provo Police Department at 852-6210.