CRIME WATCH

Timeline: Key events in search for Elizabeth Salgado

May 23, 2018, 11:17 PM | Updated: May 24, 2018, 8:59 pm

PROVO, Utah – It’s been a long three years for Elizabeth Salgado’s family, full of searches, speaking with the media, and meeting with police.

The last time anyone saw Elizabeth Salgado was April 16, 2015, at the Nomen Global Language Center in Provo.

The skeletal remains of Elizabeth Salgado were found in Hobble Creek Canyon on Friday, May 18, 2018. The native of Mexico and recently-returned LDS missionary had only been in Provo for three weeks when she disappeared.

Within days, hundreds of volunteers fanned out across the city looking for any sign of her.

By the beginning of May, a $5,000 reward was offered.

On June 12, 2015, family members in Mexico reported a ransom call from a man who claimed to have Elizabeth and demanded money. Detectives in Mexico determined the caller was a known individual who routinely called families in crisis to try and extort money.

Days later, Salgado’s family members posted a plea for her safe return on social media, and billboards were put up along I-15 in Utah County.

In July, investigators said inconsistencies and the outcome of polygraph tests with two of Salgado’s uncles resulted in them being excluded from police updates to the family, though neither were ever named as persons of interest or suspects in her disappearance.

Seven months after she disappeared, the reward for information that led to Salgado had increased to $50,000.

By April 2016, one year since she disappeared, police had no solid leads.

To mark the anniversary, friends and family marched through the streets of Provo, holding signs with Elizabeth’s photo, hoping someone would recognize her and say something.

Her case stayed cold for another year.

Investigators again said they had no leads in April 2017. Her family begged for someone to come forward with information.

A driver told police he found Elizabeth Salgado’s remains after pulling off the roadway in Hobble Creek Canyon.

Two years to the day since her disappearance, the Discovery Channel aired a special on Salgado. But the case stayed cold for another year.

Just last month, three years after she was last seen, Salgado’s family gathered in Utah to once again plea for information.

Then last week, Friday, May 18, a hiker found Salgado’s remains in Hobble Creek Canyon.

Related: EXCLUSIVE: Skeletal remains identified as those of Elizabeth Salgado

Stay with KSL for updates on this developing story.

KSL 5 TV Live

Top Stories

Crime Watch

(SLC POLICE)...
Eliza Pace, KSL TV

Officers recover many dangerous weapons in DUI arrest

Police officers discovered multiple dangerous and illegal weapons following the arrest of a man accused of driving under the influence Monday.
10 months ago
...
Eliza Pace & Ladd Egan, KSL TV

Day care closed for meth contamination after child pornography charges

A daycare in Sandy has been closed by the Salt Lake County Health Department after a search revealed methamphetamine contamination, after two of its employees faced child pornography charges.
10 months ago
FILE PHOTO...
Eliza Pace, KSL TV

Man rams two police cars after fleeing a robbery

A man hit a two police cars in a chase as he and another suspect fled from burglarizing a construction site Wednesday morning.
10 months ago
shiny car for sale in summer weather, parked with a red vibrant color exterior....
Matt Gephardt & Sloan Schrage, KSL TV

Gephardt: Vehicle History Report Scam Targets People Selling Cars In Online Classifieds

A vehicle history report has become a big part of the used-car buying process. But now, thieves are using these reports to trick people into handing over their cash, and their identities.
2 years ago
...
Andrew Adams

Company: More Than $200,000 In Camera Equipment Stolen In West Valley Warehouse Theft

A digital production firm offered a hefty reward Tuesday after more than $200,000 in camera equipment vanished from a warehouse over the weekend.
4 years ago
...
Jed Boal, KSL TV

Man Speaks Out After Being Assaulted In Possible Hate Crime

A gay man, who shot video of his own attack, wants justice after he was verbally and physically assaulted outside a Main Street bar in Salt Lake City Saturday night.
4 years ago

Sponsored Articles

young woman with stickers on laptop computer...
Les Olson

7 ways print marketing materials can boost your business

Custom print marketing materials are a great way to leave an impression on clients or customers. Read for a few ideas to spread the word about your product or company.
young woman throwing clothes to organize a walk in closet...
Lighting Design

How to organize your walk-in closet | 7 easy tips to streamline your storage today

Read our tips to learn how to organize your walk-in closet for more storage space. These seven easy tips can help you get the most out of your space.
Types of Computer Malware and Examples...
PC Laptops

5 Nasty Types of Computer Malware and Examples | Everything You Need to Know to Keep Your Computer and Family Safe

Here are the different types of computer malware and examples that could potentially infect your computer.
tips how to quit smoking...

7 Tips How to Quit Smoking | Quitting Smoking Might be One of the Hardest Things You Ever Do but Here’s Where You Can Start

Quitting smoking cigarettes can be incredibly difficult. Here are 7 tips how to quit smoking to help you on your quitting journey.
Photo: Storyblocks...
Blue Stakes of Utah 811

Blue Stakes of Utah 811: 5 Reasons To Call 811 Before You Dig When Working in Your Yard

Call before you dig. Even at home, you could end up with serious injuries or broken utilities just because you didn't call Blue Stakes of Utah 811.
Days of...
Days of '47 Rodeo

TRIVIA: How well do you know your rodeo? Take this quiz before you go to the Days of ’47!

The Utah Days of ’47 Rodeo presented by Zions Bank is a one-of-a-kind Gold Medal Rodeo being held July 20-23, 25 at 7:30 PM. The Days of ’47 Rodeo How well do you know your rodeo trivia? Take the quiz to test your know-all before heading out to the Days of ’47 Rodeo at the […]
Timeline: Key events in search for Elizabeth Salgado