Victim of 'brutal homicide' at Midvale massage parlor identified as 45-year-old woman

Posted at 7:55 PM, Jan 05, 2024
and last updated 2024-01-08 12:19:03-05

MIDVALE, Utah — Police are asking for tips and information after a woman was found dead in a Midvale massage parlor as a result of a 'brutal and tragic homicide'.

The woman was later identified as 45-year-old Yuping Jiao.

Officers responded to a suspicious death at 7444 South Street in Midvale Thursday evening where they located a deceased individual.

FOX 13 News previously reported the investigation happened at "A+ Massage," after a call about "suspicious activity."

"They made contact with two individuals and they went inside the business and they located an individual who was deceased," said Unified Police Department spokesperson Aymee Race at the time of the investigation.

Further details surrounding the death, including if there was any relationship between the woman and the business or the possible identity of a suspect(s) were not made available.

While the investigation is ongoing, police shared that Jiao was a victim of a "brutal and tragic homicide."

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Unified Police Department at 801-840-4000 where individuals can speak to a detective directly or leave an anonymous tip.