“Police in Utah said they would not open a major investigation into the disappearance of a mysterious silver monolith that generated international attention after it was discovered in the Utah desert.
“The San Juan county sheriff said the office did not have the resources to devote much time and energy to investigating who took the object away, which was illegal to begin with because it was placed without permission amid red rocks on a remote section of public land.
“The creator of the monolith also remains a mystery. Authorities are accepting tips from anyone who saw anything suspicious related to the discovery.
“The monolith was spotted on 18 November by state helicopter crews helping wildlife biologists count bighorn sheep. It was about 11ft tall and appeared to be made of stainless steel.”
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