Missing Cedar City Man found Dead

Published on July 12, 2017 at 03:16PM

Officials with the Iron County Search and Rescue Ropes Team and the Department of Public Safety sadly announced that they had located the body of a missing Cedar City man Wednesday.

The ropes team and the Utah Highway Patrol helicopter found the body of Shaw Trent Phillipsen at 9:30 a.m. in the hills East of Cedar City July 12. The Cedar City Police Department received a report Tuesday that Phillipsen had gone missing. Police say that he was last seen Sunday afternoon and had sent a message to his friends that he was going hiking in the mountains near Cedar City.

Iron County Search and Rescue were able to find his vehicle and multiple agencies searched the nearby area.

The cause of Phillepsen’s death remains unknown and Cedar City detectives are investigating the scene. His body was airlifted from the rugged area and will be sent to the Office of the Medical Examiner.