Davis County responds to a lost hiker up Adams Canyon

On Saturday, September 24th at 9:15pm Davis County Sheriff’s Deputies along with DCSO Search and Rescue personnel responded to the report of a lost hiker up Adams Canyon above Layton.  Crews began a search for 18-year-old female Alexys Hipwell of Layton, Utah.  The crews were able to locate her body at the bottom of a 70-foot cliff at 12:20am Sunday morning.  The Davis County Crime Lab and State Medical Examiner responded to investigate the incident further.  At this time, our detectives do not believe foul play was involved.  The preliminary evidence shows that she most likely slipped and fell due to the weather conditions and area where she was found.  We are unable to determine the reason for the fall at this time, but will continue to investigate the incident further.  Our deepest condolence goes out to Alexys’ family and friends dealing with her tragic loss at this difficult time.  

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