01-13-2011, 03:25 PM #1
CA - Huntington Beach, body on Santa Ana sandbar, Jan'11 - Jesus Perez
HUNTINGTON BEACH – A body was discovered in the middle of the Santa Ana River bed Thursday morning, authorities said.
Huntington Beach police got a 911 call about 9:30 a.m. after a passer-by noticed a body on a sand bar in the riverbed near Adams Avenue and Brookhurst Street, Huntington Beach Fire Capt. Mike McClanahan said.
The body appeared to have been there for a while, McClanahan said, adding it was unknown if it was a male or female.
The Orange County Sheriff's Department arrived on the scene around 10 a.m. and is handling the investigation, since it has jurisdiction over the Santa Ana River.
"As far as we know, it's not suspicious at this point," OCSD Lt. Mike Jansen said.
Last edited by Cubby; 01-16-2011 at 10:35 AM.
01-16-2011, 10:23 AM #2
HUNTINGTON BEACH – Authorities have identified a 24-year-old man whose body was discovered in the middle of the Santa Ana River bed Thursday morning, authorities said.
According to an ID found with the body, the man is believed to be Jesus Enrique Perez of Garden Grove, said Jim Amormino, spokesman with the Orange County Sheriff's Deapartment.
Authorities also found Perez's vehicle parked near a bridge at Fairview and Fifth streets in Santa Ana, he said.
Investigators believe that the body had only been in the riverbed for a short time, since there were no signs of decomposition, Amormino said.
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