ESCALON (CBS13) — Authorities combed through a corn field overnight after a dead woman was found in rural San Joaquin County on Saturday.
San Joaquin County Sheriff’s investigators said a farmer located human remains near Lone Tree Road and Sexton Road, a few miles outside Escalon.
County investigators turned the case over the Stockton Police Department due to the ongoing search for 23-year-old Dalene Carlson, a woman who was last spotted at a Stockton bar and supermarket on August 7.
Authorities have searched a wide area of land near the Calaveras River and other parts of San Joaquin County, but have not yet determined what happened to Carlson.
Investigators have not released details about any potential connections between Saturday’s discovery and Carlson’s disappearance.