Dylan Rounds skeletal remains found in remote area of Utah

Apr 9, 2024, 6:39 PM | Updated: Apr 10, 2024, 6:49 pm

Two photos of Dylan Rounds side by side...

Dylan Rounds went missing on May 28, 2022. His body was recovered on April 9, 2024 and James Brenner pleaded guilty to the murder of Dylan Rounds. (Box Elder County Sheriff's Office)

(Box Elder County Sheriff's Office)

LUCIN, Box Elder County — Authorities say they found the skeletal remains of Dylan Rounds on Wednesday.

According to the Box Elder County Sheriff’s Office, the remains of the missing 19-year-old man were discovered in a remote area near Lucin. The FBI assisted the office by processing the area for evidence and recovering the remains.

The sheriff’s office said the Utah Office of the Medical Examiner confirmed the remains belong to Rounds.

Rounds was reported missing in May 2022 after family members lost contact with him. His family believed he was on his farm in Lucin when he went missing.

A few months later, James Brenner was named as a suspect in Rounds’s disappearance. According to Rounds’s family, Brenner used to live on his family’s property and worked with Rounds.

Police said Brenner was squatting in a trailer and was Rounds’s closest neighbor when he went missing.

On March 3, 2023, James Brenner was charged with first-degree murder and desecration of a body in the case of Rounds.

The sheriff’s office said:

Our hearts go out to the family of Dylan Rounds. We offer our sincerest condolences for the loss of their family member. We understand that the pain of their loss is immeasurable, and we want to express our deepest sympathies to them. It is our hope that they can find peace moving forward.

The office also expressed gratitude to deputies, detectives, volunteers and other county employees who worked to investigate and assist in search efforts.

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Dylan Rounds skeletal remains found in remote area of Utah