Officials say the death of a 16-year-old male found Thursday morning in a park in Corinne appears to be suspicious, although there are no signs of external trauma.

According to Box Elder County Chief Deputy Dale Ward, the body of Marcus Elkins of Corinne was discovered at a park in the area of 2350 North and 4100 West at about 7:50 a.m. on Thursday.

“Investigation reveals that Elkins did not die at this location and was brought to the park sometime after death,” Ward stated in a press release. “Leads that Detectives have are being followed at this time and more information is coming forward rapidly.”

There are persons of interest at this time, all juveniles, who may have firsthand knowledge to aid the investigation or may be involved.

Elkins was reportedly last seen in the general vicinity at about 10 p.m. Wednesday, although Ward stated it appears the youth did not die at the park but was taken there sometime after death.

Elkins will be transported to the Utah State Medical Examiner’s Office for the cause and manner of death will be determined. Follow-up information will be provided as the facts become available.

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