Police & Fire

Body of missing Utah skier discovered at Snowbird

The man's cause of death is still under investigation

SNOWBIRD, Utah — The body of 60-year-old Utah man was found at Snowbird Ski Resort yesterday morning.

According to a statement from the Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake (UPD), a family member of Layton resident Charles Esposito contacted the UPD at approximately 10:30 p.m. on May 19 to report that he had not returned from skiing at Snowbird.

UPD officers discovered Esposito’s car in the Snowbird parking lot when they arrived on scene. Using phone tracking technology they were able to locate Esposito’s phone near the Gadzoom lift, but they were unable to locate Esposito. The search was suspended until the following morning.

On the morning of May 20, UPD, Snowbird ski patrol, and the Utah Department of Public Safety resumed their search, and were able to locate Esposito’s body at approximately 8 a.m.

Esposito’s cause of death is currently under investigation, and the UPD is awaiting a formal determination from the Medical Examiner’s Office.

“Our deepest condolences go out to Mr. Esposito’s family and friends during this time,” said a statement from the UPD.

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