Officials on Monday continued to investigate the shooting death of a woman whose nude body was found Friday about 1,000 feet from I-15 in the Mills Junction-Yuba Dam area south of Nephi.
Two hunters found the body about noon.The Caucasian woman, described as a brunette about 20 to 40 years of age and 5 feet, 6 inches tall, died from a gunshot wound to the head.
"We know the type of weapon used, but that information is not being released at this time," said Juab County Sheriff Dave Carter.
Because the body was not badly decomposed, Carter says he is optimistic about the chances of identifying the woman, whose body was taken to the state medical examiner's office. It is believed she died about a month ago.
An attempt will be made to match information on the woman with a missing person report. We hope we can ID the body quickly this way. If we can't we will go to other methods," Carter said.
More details are expected to be released in a report later this week from the medical examiner's office.