UPDATE: Park City police identify man found dead near cemetery
A man died just outside the Park City Cemetery during the overnight hours between Friday and Saturday, the Park City Police Department said, indicating the death was not suspicious but a cause was not immediately known.
The Police Department said Victor Reed was 51 with a last known address in the Holiday Village Apartments on Monitor Drive. The police said it was not clear whether Reed was living at the apartments at the time of his death.
The investigation is continuing and the Police Department is awaiting the results of an autopsy.
“It’s unclear why he was there, what caused his death,” police Capt. Phil Kirk said.
Kirk said Reed is believed to have lived in the Park City area for several years.
The Police Department said a passerby saw the man, unresponsive, at approximately 9:30 a.m. on Saturday on ground nearby the east side of the cemetery. Police officers and Park City Fire District paramedics responded, finding the man dead.
The Police Department said the man died where he was found sometime the night before the discovery. There were no signs of foul play and the circumstances were not suspicious, the Police Department said.
There were multiple police cars on the perimeter of the cemetery at around 11 a.m. on Saturday as investigators gathered evidence.
In an unrelated death investigation, on Sunday morning, a deceased man was found in a room at the Marriott’s Summit Watch on Main Street. A housekeeping crew discovered the body. The Police Department said the man died in the overnight hours from an apparent suicide. The police said the death was not suspicious and there were no signs of foul play. The man’s name was not immediately released pending notification of the family.
Two people indicated in interviews they are considering mounting campaigns for the Park City Council, a signal the City Hall election could attract an intriguing slate of candidates in a year when the majority of the five seats are on the ballot.