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Body in Utah river ID'd as missing woman Kayelyn Louder

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah -- A body pulled from Utah's Jordan River Monday has been identified as Kayelyn Louder, a 30-year-old suburban Salt Lake City woman who went missing Sept. 27, reports CBS affiliate KUTV.

The station cites a spokesperson for the Louder family.

The partially-submerged body was caught in tree branches and debris in the river in West Valley City, southwest of Salt Lake City. At first, officials were not able to determine the body's age or gender.

Authorities were reportedly concerned Louder may have been suffering from mental illness when she vanished. According to the Salt Lake Tribune, police say she was caught on surveillance video leaving her condominium the day she vanished, barefoot and in the rain.

"She left barefoot, no car, no keys, no wallet, no cell phone, none of her belongings," a friend of Louder told CBS affiliate KUTV.

But even more telling, her family and friends say, she left without taking her beloved Chinese pug.

She reportedly called 911 several times in the days leading up to her disappearance, reporting incidents that were apparently nonexistent - including a fight involving guns and a break-in at her apartment.

She was also seen on surveillance video apparently talking to herself, reports the paper.

Murray Police Lt. Kenny Bass reportedly said Louder's roommate told officers that Louder had been acting in a delusional manner recently.

According to KUTV, Murray's family released a statement thanking the community for their support in the search efforts.

"We are broken hearted with the news of Kayelyn's body being found, but are also grateful to know where she is," the statement read. "....We hope that through all of our efforts that she has been able to see how much she is loved and cared for."