Woman found dead near Layton trail reported missing by friend days earlier

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Body found near Layton trail prompts suspicious death investigation (Randy Likness / KUTV)

Police in Layton are investigating the suspicious death of a woman whose body was found near a trail on Tuesday evening.

The woman's identity and age are unknown, said Lt. Travis Lyman.

UPDATE (Sept. 16, 4:45 p.m.) — The woman who was found dead near Kays Creek Trail in Layton on Tuesday evening has been identified as 46-year-old Kristen Cullhane, of Layton. Cullhane was reported missing by a friend on Saturday, Layton Police said. An investigation into Cullhane's death is ongoing, and her cause of death remained unknown on Wednesday.

(Original report continues) — A resident spotted the body near Kays Creek Trail, south of Gentile Street, and called police.

Right now, Lyman said police don't know what caused her death, but they are treating it as suspicious.

The woman's body was transported to the medical examiner's office for an autopsy that will hopefully shed more light on what happened to her.

For now, police are asking that anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area contact them at 801-497-8300.