Missing woman found in Box Elder Creek, dies at hospital. Police ask for information

Feb 27, 2024, 1:48 PM | Updated: Feb 28, 2024, 6:52 pm

UPDATE: The woman found in Box Elder Creek Tuesday, who later died, has been identified as Fanny Escalona-De Angola, 61, a resident of Brigham City. The cause of her death has not been determined.

Police are seeking more information as they investigate the death. Police said Wednesday:

We are asking that anyone with information on Fanny or may have seen her between 9 p.m. Feb. 26 to 9 a.m. on Feb. 27, contact the Brigham City Police Department at 435.734.6650.

The public can also call the Box Elder Communication Center at 435.734.6890.

The original story follows.

BRIGHAM CITY — A missing woman was found unresponsive in Box Elder Creek by police Tuesday afternoon and later died.

According to the Brigham City Police Department, the Box Elder Communication Center received a call Tuesday morning about a possibly missing person.

Police responded to a residence and “found that a female was missing.” Her husband had been searching for her and called for help. Brigham City police joined the search and made the grim discovery.

The woman was found unresponsive in the Box Elder Creek. Detective Crystal Beck said accidents there are few and far between, those it’s reasonable that a person could fall in.

“A lot of the creek bed is rocky, so we can’t tell where exactly she went in the water,” Beck said.

The 70-year-old woman was taken to the hospital and where police said she was pronounced dead. There is an ongoing investigation into the woman’s death. Police said they are awaiting more information from the medical examiner.

Investigators said they haven’t found any surveillance footage in the neighborhood that could provide more information on what happened. Police said the woman’s husband and other family members are cooperating with investigators.

“Our detectives are still working on it and probably will be working on it for quite a while,” Beck said.

Police said they hope they find nothing suspicious about the death. The woman has not been identified but could be named as early as Wednesday.

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Missing woman found in Box Elder Creek, dies at hospital. Police ask for information