Clipped From The Daily Herald
a a Identification Positive For Slain Salt Lake Girl SALT LAKE CITY (UPI) The body of a young woman found in the Nevada desert Monday evening has been positively identified as Sherri Martin, 17, the missing South Salt Lake City doughnut girl. Miss Martin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Martin, Murray, was last seen at the Winchell Donut House where she was employed, on the night of Aug. 12. The girl's body was discovered last Monday afternoon by a Utah couple hunting for pinenuts in the desert area 15 miles south of Wendover. Her hands and legs were tied and she was wrapped in a blanket. The badly decomposed body of the victim was first taken to Elko, Nev», and later transfer- ed to the University of Utah Medical Center where the State Medical Examiner's office performed the post-mortem. The medical examiner's re- port said x-rays indicated the girl had been shot perhaps seven or eight times with a medium caliber weapon, possibly a .32 caliber, and that a fragment of one bullet had been recovered from her throat. South Salt Lake City Police will continue to pursue the abduction aspect of the case, unless further evidence indicates that the girl was killed inside the Utah state line. The Elko County, Nev., Sheriff's office is investigating all leads in their area in an attempt to determine where the> slaying took place. Officers said the state of decomposition was so highly advanced that they had thought the body had been in the desert for up to five months, and the bullet wounds were not visible at the time of discovery.