Shoal Creek Death Investigation

On December 19, 2012 The Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to assist in locating a stranded vehicle and two passengers located on the Shoal Creek Road, south of the Enterprise Reservoir. The male and female had been traveling north on the Shoal Creek Road the previous evening. Their vehicle became stranded due to the adverse weather conditions. The male and female exited the vehicle and began walking north on the road. The female stopped and could no longer continue. The male continued on seeking assistance. The male passenger, Michael Meunier, was found near the Enterprise Reservoir by individuals on snow mobiles. Volunteers with Washington County Search and Rescue and the Enterprise City Fire/Rescue/EMS responded and assisted deputies in locating the stranded vehicle and female passenger. The female, Darlene Dietrich, was found deceased in the snow approximately three miles north of the vehicle on the Shoal Creek Road.
At this time, the death is being treated as an accident and there is no indication of suspicious activity. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office will continue to work closely with the Utah Office of the Medical Examiner and is awaiting autopsy results.┬áThe case is still under investigation.