New details emerge in death of missing Paradise man

Apr 21, 2015 8:05 PM

New details are emerging in the tragic death of 18 year-old Tristian Lucero of Paradise. Lucero, who had been missing since Easter Sunday, was found dead in the west bank of the Feather River Monday.

Sheriff's media liaison Miranda Bowersox confirmed that Butte County Sheriffs along with search and rescue teams found Tristan Lucero submerged in approximately 10 feet of water. Bowersox said no foul play suspected in Lucero's disappearance. Authorities suspect Lucero drowned but will wait on the coroner's report before making an official determination.

According to the Butte County Sheriff's Office he had taken drugs and had allegedly stolen a car the night before. At the time of the incident Lucero was on temporary release from juvenile hall.

Lucero's autopsy is still pending.


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