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***Update*** Body Recovered from River

During the course of this investigation, Sheriff’s Department Detectives concluded the female in this case was the victim of a homicide. The female was identified as 30 year old Emilina Quintero of West Sacramento. Investigators have not yet identified a suspect or a motive in this crime.

The Sheriff’s Department asking anyone with information relating to this incident, to please contact the Sheriff’s Department at (916) 874-5115 or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at (916) 443-HELP.  Tip information may also be left anonymously at or by calling (916) 874-TIPS (8477).


Just after 4:00 p.m. on Monday, September 4, 2017, the Sheriff’s Department Communication Center received a call from a fisherman, who indicated he located a body in the Sacramento River.

Sheriff’s Deputies responded to an area near the town of Isleton, within the County of Sacramento. Upon arrival, deputies were assisted by members of the Sheriff’s Department Marine Enforcement Detail and fire department personnel. Deputies recovered the body and were only able to identify the body as being female.


Sergeant Shaun Hampton

Sheriff’s Spokesman