No identification was available by press time on Monday, June 25 for a body pulled out of the Stanislaus River near Jacob Myers Park in Riverbank over the weekend.
Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department officials reported a call came in shortly before 5 p.m. Saturday, June 23 regarding the discovery of the body. According to officials, the body was discovered on the south side of the park, near the shoreline of the river in that area. Detectives were sent to the scene as well as the Stanislaus County sheriff’s dive team for recovery and investigative efforts.
A spokesman at the Stanislaus County coroner’s facility reported no identification had been made as of just before 5 p.m. Monday and no cause of death has yet been listed. There was also no information available as to whether the body was that of a male or female.
The weekend’s hot weather, particularly on Saturday, saw several families in the water and utilizing facilities at Jacob Myers Park. Authorities said the investigation continues into the victim’s identity and how the victim ended up in the river.