Police Await Medical Examiner’s Report in Death of St. George Man

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Photo Submitted by the Thomas Corbin family to the Bridger Valley Pioneer, used by St. George News with consent

ST. GEORGE – Detectives with the St. George Police Department have wrapped up the investigation into the death of Thomas Corbin, 29, while awaiting a report from the medical examiner’s office.

Capt. James Van Fleet said that unless new information comes forward, detectives have determined that no crime has been committed in the fall that killed Corbin.

“Ultimately, we can’t tell if it was accidental or a suicide,” Van Fleet said, “but there is no indication that a crime occurred.”

Corbin’s body was discovered on July 30, at the bottom of a cliff in the Southgate area. Capt. Kyle Whitehead previously told St. George News friends of Corbin reported him missing at 2:30 in the morning after a gathering near a water tank on top of the hill that overlooks the Virgin River. Corbin had been left alone temporarily, and when the friend returned, Corbin could not be found.

Corbin was found at 4:30 a.m. by police.

Van Fleet said further evidence could come forward after the report from the examiner’s office to indicate that detectives would need to reopen the investigation.

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1 Comment

  • Dan Lester August 22, 2011 at 9:40 am

    Thanks for the update. Sounds like what I guessed.

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