MANTECA (CBS13) — Detectives have officially identified the body found floating in a canal as that of missing Manteca woman Chenin Carlson.
Two fishermen discovered the body on Sunday off Chrisman Road in Tracy. A day earlier, Carlson – who was supposed to start a job nearby – vanished. Carlson’s family was fearing the worst.READ MORE: Amber Alert: Children Abducted By Father In Riverside County, Possibly Near Modesto
On Wednesday, the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office announced that the body had been officially identified as Carlson’s.
Exactly how Carlson died has not been detailed at this point, but homicide detectives are investigating the case.
Detectives also revealed on Wednesday that they are now looking for Carlson’s SUV. The vehicle is a grey 2008 Honda Pilot with the California license plate 7FIE245. Anyone who sees the vehicle or knows where it might be is urged to call detectives at (209) 468-4400.
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The Sheriff’s Office says they came to the Carlson family home Tuesday with a search warrant, questioned those who were home and left.
No one was arrested.
Melissa Silveira lives across the street. She says the news is devastating.
“My husband said he heard them pounding on the door to open up,” she said. “I wish they get some resolve to it, and the family gets some peace and the right person is caught.”MORE NEWS: 2 Now-Former Stockton Police Officers Charged In Beating During Arrest Of Teen
Friends said Carlson is the mother of two young children. She never showed up to her new job at Amazon in Tracy on Saturday, prompting the missing person report.