Eva Montanez, 45, was discovered by a passerby walking her dog near the area of 846 W. Emeril Ave (30 North). The body was between a shed and fence, covered in leaves, said Lt. Bryce Johnson of the Salt Lake City Police.
The investigation revealed the woman had died of an overdose in a residence and her body had been moved to this location.
Three individuals were arrested for desecration of a body, said Johnson.
Leo Maestas, Michael Montoya and Catherine Eichler were booked into jail.
Police are waiting for an autopsy report to confirm the woman actually died of an overdose.
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