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  1. #1
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    Jul 2011

    UT - Carbon Co., male body in sewer manhole, Dec'11 - Christopher Robertson

    First published Dec 12 2011 11:04PM
    Updated Dec 13, 2011 10:18AM

    Investigators suspect foul play was involved in the death of a man whose body was found Monday in a manhole near Price.

    Crews found the man’s body about 10:30 a.m. while doing a routine check of the sewer system near the interchange of U.S. Highway 6 and the highway business route east of Price, said Carbon County Sheriff James Cordova.

    “There are special circumstances at the scene that would definitely raise some suspicion,” Cordova said. He would not disclose those circumstances, whether there were obvious signs of trauma on the body, or what position the body was in.

    The man was carrying no documents, and investigators have no other information indicating who he is, Cordova said. Because of cold temperatures, investigators cannot immediately estimate how long the body may have been in the sewer system, but Cordova said the man’s body had begun to decompose.

    An autopsy is pending, Cordova said.
    Last edited by Harmony2; 12-15-2011 at 09:26 AM.

  2. #2
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    Feb 2011
    Long Beach, CA
    According to this article, it says that the body was badly decomposed and probably in the manhole for some time.


  3. #3
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    Mar 2010

    Um, did anyone see the comment posted after that news story (


    The comment posted there:
    By [Name removed by me] at 1:26 PM December 13, 2011

    My dad has been missing for 3 weeks, the manhole was in my grandmas trailer courts, they said the body was naked, and cannot tell me if it is my father or not.. I pray that it isn't.. But probable cause says it is.. I am sick about this.. ):


    Yeah, it sounds like it was probably this guy:


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    Mar 2010
    Carbon County Sheriff James Cordova identified the man Wednesday as 38-year-old Christopher Robertson of Price.


    My condolences to the family of Chris especially the commenter (victim's kid & broken link) from the above post.

  5. #5
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    Apr 2013


    It's been three years since Christopher Robertson's naked, decomposing body was found inside a sewer manhole near Price, and investigators are no closer to figuring out how he died or who put him there...

    Christopher Robertson, 38, had alcohol and methamphetamine in his system, but not at levels that could have caused his death, according to Carbon County Sheriff's Sgt. David Brewer. He also had no obvious or underlying injuries that could have proved fatal, according to the state medical examiner.

    Investigators and Robertson's family do not believe he could have lowered himself into the manhole, held on to a ladder rung with one arm and pulled the manhole cover back into place on his own. That's because Christopher Robertson was being treated for cancer and had undergone joint replacement surgery shortly before he disappeared. "He had to walk with either a cane or (use) a wheelchair," Kelsey Robertson said.

  6. #6
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    Aug 2014
    Upper Midwest/Northern California
    My guess- someone with a grudge against the victim picked an opportune time to get him....

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