Body of missing Colusa County woman found

Jul 18, 2014 10:53 AM by News Staff

The Colusa County Sheriff's Office has found the body of 28-year-old Ana Cristina Rodriguez who fell into a canal south of Grimes Tuesday night.

A man called the Sheriff's Office and reported his wife missing near Wilkins Slough, near Highway 45 around 9:00 p.m. Tuesday.

Before calling 9-1-1 the man told investigators he had been fishing with his wife and young child, he said he left the area to find a new fishing spot with the child. Five minutes later he returned to where his wife was, but couldn't find her.

The man told rescue crews he found his wife's fishing pole and retrieved one of her shoes from the canal.

The Colusa County Sheriff's Office and the Meridian Fire Department conducted an extensive search and rescue using a CHP helicopter, but search efforts were called off around midnight, with rescue crews deeming the incident a possible drowning.

Her body was found Thursday afternoon about one mile west of where she had been reported missing.


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