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Body found in shallow grave identified as that of missing 16-year-old Utah girl
NORTH OGDEN, Utah (AP) ' Authorities in Utah say that a body found in a shallow grave belongs to a 16-year-old girl who had been missing since Sept.10.
North Ogden police spokesman Paul Rhoades said Saturday that the Utah State Medical Examiner's Office confirmed through fingerprint and dental records that the body found Tuesday was that of Alexis Rasmussen.
He says investigators now are trying to determine the cause of her death and who was responsible.
An anonymous tip led police to the grave site in Morgan County, a rural county north of Salt Lake City. The tip was directly related to the investigation into the girl's disappearance.
Police say Rasmussen was last seen when she was babysitting on Sept. 10, but she reportedly left before midnight to meet a friend.