SACRAMENTO (CBS13/AP) – The family of missing UC Davis student Linnea Lomax has confirmed the body found on an American River levee near Sacramento State University Friday is that of Linnea.
A search party looking for the 19-year-old woman found her badly decomposed body Friday morning in dense brush behind a home on Sandburg Way in the Campus Commons area.
Lomax had been missing since she walked away from an outpatient mental health facility in Sacramento on June 26. Her family said she suffered a breakdown while studying for final exams.
In August, a search party organized by friends and family found a notebook belonging to Lomax on the American River Bike Trail near where the body was found.
Just after 1 p.m., a press release from helpfindlinnea.org was issued saying the family of Linnea planned to hold a press conference within 24 hours.
Sacramento County Coroner Greg Wyatt said in a statement the cause of death is under investigation but foul play doesn’t appear to be a factor.
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