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Police Identify Body Found Near Yuba River

The body of an adult man was found along the Yuba River in Linda on Sept. 1.

Posted: Sep 4, 2018 11:24 AM
Updated: Sep 12, 2018 11:43 AM

UPDATE 11:40 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 - The Yuba County Sheriff's Office has identified the body found near the Yuba River on Sept. 1 as John Fants, 27, of Yuba City. 

An autopsy is still pending to determine Fant's cause of death. 


MARYSVILLE, Calif. - A body was found along an embankment of the Yuba River on Sept. 1, between the towns of Marysville and Linda.

According to the Yuba County Public Information Office, police received a call from pedestrians passing by the river around 6:30 p.m. near the Simpson Lane Bridge. 

Police say that the body found is an adult male estimated to be in his mid to late 20s. 

The man has not been identified and an autopsy is pending. 

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