Elizabath Salgado's remains discovered 3 years after she vanished
UPDATE: The uncle of Elizabeth Salgado spoke with 2News regarding the tragic news.
(KUTV) — New details emerged on Thursday morning regarding the disappearance of Provo woman, Elizabeth Salgado.
The Utah County Sheriff’s Office convened a press conference confirming the discovery of Salgado's remains, which were found in Hobble Creek Canyon.
A man stumbled found a skull on May 18 after he stopped on the roadside for privacy.
The Sheriff's Office says the remains were found 20-30 feet from a road somewhere in this canyon.
Authorities plan to continue interviewing the man who found the remains, but say he is not related to the family and is cooperating fully with police.
Authorities are now treating Salgado's death as a homicide.
Elizabeth Salgado’s case was considered the highest profile missing person’s case in Utah County.
At this point, authorities have persons of interest, but nobody is yet in custody.
On May 18 and 19, authorities collected the remains and turned them over to a medical examiner.
The medical examiner's office positively identified the remains as Elizabeth Salgado on Tuesday, May 22. A cause of death has not yet been determined.
Investigators traveled to California to notify her family.
Today, they pleaded to the public for help finding a suspect.
Provo City Police Department Chief Rich Ferguson said, "I have extreme faith in our investigators, and we will find you. If you know about this crime and were not involved in it, come forward now."
The 26-year-old was last seen April 16, 2015. Salgado moved to Utah from Mexico to learn English only a few weeks after her LDS mission.
Investigators say she did not have a car and are investigating the case as a homicide. The search for Salgado has stretched all the way to her hometown.
There was a $50,000 reward offered for information on the case.
As of April 2018, there were no leads, suspects or persons of interest in the case.