Police identify man likely stabbed, thrown from car onto highway


West Jordan police on Sunday recognized a person discovered lifeless on Bangerter Freeway Saturday. It seems the person had been stabbed and thrown from a automobile, police stated. (Steve Griffin, Deseret Information)

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SALT LAKE CITY — Police have recognized the person discovered lifeless with stab wounds early Saturday within the southbound lanes of Bangerter Freeway close to 7800 South.

The person was recognized Sunday as Cesar Adan Martinez, 37. Martinez had just lately moved to Salt Lake Metropolis from West Valley Metropolis.

It seems the person had been stabbed and thrown from a shifting automobile, in line with West Jordan Deputy Police Chief Richard Bell. Officers found the person’s physique at 2:37 a.m.

“The WJPD sends condolences to Cesar’s household and associates, and we’re working tirelessly to convey decision to this incident,” Bell stated in a press release.

Bell stated detectives are processing proof and hoping for leads, however are asking anybody who might have seen Martinez, something unusual or have been touring on Bangerter Freeway close to that point to achieve out to police. Martinez is believed to have been at a bar or restaurant Friday evening, Bell stated.

Police are additionally asking for the general public’s assist in finding Martinez’s automobile which remains to be lacking. The automobile is a blue 2008 Dodge Dakota four-door truck with Utah license plate E36 6SM. The truck, which is in poor situation with quite a few dents, has a grey camper shell with a damaged window on the passenger facet lined with a plastic bag.

Cesar Adan Martinez, 37, of Salt Lake City, was found dead on Bangerter Highway with stab wounds on Saturday.
Cesar Adan Martinez, 37, of Salt Lake Metropolis, was discovered lifeless on Bangerter Freeway with stab wounds on Saturday. (Photograph: West Jordan police)

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