"I don't think I'd come down here at night,” one dog walker said.
The Jordan River Parkway Trail stretches from the Great Salt Lake to
"We come here all the time. We bring our dogs, our kids... It's a nice area. It's safe," said Charles Brewerton, who lives near the trail.
People out walking the trail this morning were alarmed when they realized something was not right. They called 911.
"They noticed a foul odor around the area, and happened to notice what they thought was a human body floating in the water," explained Sam Winkler, Master Officer of the South Jordan Police Department.
"Right now, it's still too early in the investigation to know if a crime has occurred or not," Winkler said.
People living near area say they are anxious to find out where the body came from.
"It's a flowing body of water, so it really could've come from anywhere," said Brewerton.
"It's terrible. It's sad to know that somewhere somebody's family is hurting," said Brewerton.