Family of woman found in river calls death suspicious

SALT LAKE CITY - The family of Utah woman Kayelyn Louder, who was missing for two months before her body was found in a river, say they want police to investigate whether the death involved foul play.

Cousin Amy Fugal acts a spokeswoman for the family and said Wednesday the 30-year-old Louder appeared afraid before she disappeared Sept. 27, 2014. Her remains were found Nov. 30.

Fugal says family members think it's unlikely she accidentally fell into a creek behind her home in the Salt Lake City suburb of Murray.

Louder was last seen leaving her condo barefoot, walking into the rain without her dog, phone or keys. Police have said she appeared agitated, but she had no history of mental illness.

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

She was also seen on surveillance video apparently talking to herself, the Salt Lake Tribune reported.

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

Police say they're still investigating and awaiting final autopsy results. Officer Jeff Maglish declined to comment on whether officers believe foul play was involved.