The Legend Of Grave Robber Jean Baptiste Is A Utah Mystery That May Never Be Solved

Utah’s early history is certainly not boring. From the dinosaurs to Utah’s first inhabitants, and much more recent history of mountain men and pioneers, the stories from the Beehive State are all fascinating. Here’s a story from the 1800s that sounds like something straight out of the tabloids. It involves crimes, corpses, a lonely island, and a missing man.

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Have you heard the story of Jean Baptiste before? Tell us your theory… did he escape, or die out there on the Great Salt Lake?

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