Local former swim coach accused of sex crimes against children is dead, according an email sent to members of canyons Canyons Aquatic Club and obtained by Cougar News.

“Canyons Aquatic Club is aware of the death of former coach Jeremy (Jay) Anderson,” the email reads.

“Canyons Aquatic Club had been fully cooperating with USA Swimming, Safe Sport and local authorities investigating the allegations involving Anderson, which were of great concern to the club,” the email states.

“He was apprehended last Thursday in Costa Rica by U.S. marshals,” the email continues.

It goes on to state that after the former coach was caught in Costa Rica last week he “subsequently passed away last night.”

Statement from the Canyons Aquatic Club informing members of Anderson’s death.

The matter is still developing and additional information will be posted as it is received and vetted for accuracy.

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