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***UPDATE*** On May 25, 2017 the Utah County Sheriff’s Office responded to the foot hills east of the Eagle Mountain City Center regarding a dead body that had been discovered by a hiker. Deputies arrived and located the body, which appeared to have been there for some time. During the investigation, the body was positively identified as 15 year old Alexander Hashida by the Utah Office of the Medical Examiner on May, 31 2017. Based on information gathered at the time of Alexander’s disappearance and evidence gathered at the scene the death is not appear suspicious.

On Thursday, December 22, 2016, at about 6:00 PM, Deputies with the Utah County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to a report of a missing 15 year old boy. The boy, Alexander Hashida, left his home in the area of Eagle Mountain Blvd and Lake Mountain Rd in Eagle Mountain, a little before 7:00 AM to go to school. Deputies, family, and friends have been looking for Alexander since Thursday evening. Family found a note left by Alexander which said he was going to simply walk where the land took him. Efforts to track Alexander's location using his cell phone showed he may be in the Eagle Mountain or Saratoga Springs area. It appears that Alexander did not take any food, money, or credit cards with him.

For other questions contact Lt. Erik Knutzen, Public Information Officer, Utah County Sheriff's Office. (801)404- 6727