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Police Identify Body Found Under Bridge in Redding

Two transients from the Redding area, accused of murdering a man are behind bars at the Shasta County Jail after authorities discovered a body under a bridge in south Redding.

Posted: Aug 26, 2018 10:26 AM
Updated: Aug 31, 2018 11:22 AM

UPDATE 11:20 a.m. Friday, August 31, 2018 - The Redding Deputy Coroner has identified the man killed as Joshua Edward Powell-Hatwig, 22, of Redding. 

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REDDING, Calif. - Two transients from the Redding area, accused of murdering a man are behind bars at the Shasta County Jail after authorities discovered a body under a bridge in south Redding.


According to Redding police, officers got a call just before 11 a.m. Thursday about a deceased man located under a bridge in the 2700 block of Favretto Ave.


Officers recovered the body shortly after and began a homicide investigation into the unidentified man’s death.


On Friday, Redding Police Department Investigations Division initiated numerous interviews that led them to two transients Lindsey Ann Waite, 22, of Redding and Russell David "Karfs" Lewis, 22.


Lewis and Waite confessed to murdering the man and were booked into the county jail, officials said.


The identity of the man has not been released by police.

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