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Last month, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert signed a bill bringing back the firing squad as a method of execution. The state abandoned firing squads in 2004 but now, it has returned as the backup option — partly because of a shortage of lethal injection drugs, the state's default execution method.

Utah is now the only state in the U.S. that authorizes execution by firing squad.

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Authorities have identified a hiker found dead at Canyonlands National Park as 73-year-old Grant V. Welland of St. Louis. The University of Missouri's website says Welland was a retired professor. Welland's body was recovered Saturday in Horseshoe Canyon, famous for its ancient rock art. The remote canyon is part of a disconnected unit of the national park. At first, searchers found his vehicle at a trailhead. A helicopter spotted his body.

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A 73-year-old missing hiker from Missouri has been found dead in Canyonlands National Park in Utah.

Wayne County, Utah sheriff's deputies say the man had been hiking alone and his body was found in Horseshoe Canyon on Saturday.

The man was supposed to have been out of the canyon by July 28th and was reported missing Friday.

Investigators say they're unsure how long the man had been dead, and that his cause of death will be determined by the Utah State Medical Examiner's Office.

His name and hometown were withheld pending notification of family members.