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No signs of blunt force trauma on remains of Elizabeth Salgado

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The Utah County Sheriff's Office has completed its search in Hobble Creek Canyon where the remains of Elizabeth Salgado were found. (Photo: Courtesy Salgado family)

(KUTV) — The Utah County Sheriff's Office has completed its search in Hobble Creek Canyon where the remains of Elizabeth Salgado were found.

A spokesman said all, or nearly all of her bones were discovered, along with fingernails. He also said the remains showed no signs of blunt force trauma.

This week, teams walked the remote location "shoulder to shoulder" near a gravel road looking for anything that might be material to the investigation into her death.

The sheriff's office said it has "persons of interest" -- and reaffirmed more than one -- but is not calling them suspects.

Meantime, the father of Kiplyn Davis, who has been missing for 23 years from Spanish Fork, Utah, and presumed deceased, said the discovery of Elizabeth Salgado's remains may lead swiftly to a killer.

"We prosecuted without the remains," he said. "But you've got to have the body."

Davis has worked and waited for his daughter's remains to be found. Kiplyn's disappearance drew national attention, led to prison time for several former classmates at Spanish Fork High, a canyon excavation where her remains were not uncovered, and earlier this month, a vigil for her and other missing persons in Utah County.

"It would bring me joy if I found Kiplyn," he said. "That's all we need is one little miracle, and will turn the porch light off, and say welcome home Kiplyn."

Davis said he his sorrowful over the discovery of Elizabeth's remains, but has other emotions too.

"It's heart wrenching, and you go through that every day, but in another sense she's home," he said.