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Decease Person in Wadsworth Canal Identified

Saturday, December 02, 2006 12:40 AM

For Immediate Release:

On Wednesday, November 22, 2006, at approximately 8:19 AM, Sutter County Sheriff’s deputies recovered an unidentified body in the water at the Wadsworth canal area north of Buttehouse Road. A subsequent autopsy identified the cause of death as drowning however all toxicology results are still pending. There were no signs of foul play present.

With the assistance of a Forensic Odontologist, the deceased has been positively identified as Eric D. Forsberg Jr., 30 years of age of Yuba City. Mr. Forsberg had been described as a WMA, 6’2”, 165lbs, brown eyes and brown medium length hair with a mustache and pierced left ear. Mr. Forsberg was reported missing to Yuba City Police on November 11th by family members. He was last seen on November 10th at approximately 4pm walking to the Plumas Street area from the Knights Inn Motel. At the time he was last seen, he was wearing a brown plaid jacket, blue jeans and black van shoes. Dental charts were later obtained and a positive comparison was accomplished today.

Any persons that have any information regarding the whereabouts of Mr. Forsberg after November 11th at 4pm are urged to contact the Sutter County Sheriff’s Department.

Contact Person and Telephone Number:

J. Paul Parker
Undersheriff
530-822-7307
 

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