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Wes Nay, 22, of Mt. Pleasant was found in a shallow grave in Utah County after being missing for more than a month.

Wes Nay, 22, of Mt. Pleasant was found in a shallow grave in Utah County after being missing for more than a month.

Hunters find missing Mt. Pleasant man in shallow grave, police begin homicide investigation

 

Robert Stevens

Managing editor

10-25-2016

 

MT.PLEASANT—Hunters discovered the body of a Mt. Pleasant man who had been missing for nearly a month in a partially dug grave.

According to the Utah County Sheriff’s Office, the body was found near the border of Utah and Sanpete counties on Thursday, Oct. 20 and identified using dental records.

Wesley Nay, 22, who was originally reported missing on Sept. 18, was last seen on Aug. 31. His family says he had made no attempts to make contact with them since they saw him last.

A forensic team has a medical autopsy planned, but police say they have yet to determine the cause of death due to the condition of the body.

Police are investigating his death as a homicide.

Parents Danny and Connie Nay of Mt. Pleasant had posted missing person fliers and offered a $500 reward for information leading to his whereabouts.

The information about Nay being found did not come to light until Tuesday at 7:45 p.m.

Only hours before the Messenger found out about the grave’s discovery, Nay’s family reached out to have the missing person flier put in the newspaper in the hopes of finding Nay, or information about him.

“We are worried sick and want answers. Imagine he is your son, brother, nephew, cousin or loved one,” his parents said.

Nay’s cousin Laurie Moser told the Messenger, “He had no contact since Aug. 31. Nobody knows where he was headed.”

If you have any information about the death of Nay, the Utah County Sheriff’s Office says to call 801-851-4010 or email erikk@utahcounty.gov.