On December 10, 2017, at 4:51 p.m. the Sheriff’s Department Communication Center received a call from a citizen who advised he had observed a body lying in a canal.
Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 7800 block of Iona Way and confirmed there was a body located in a drainage canal. The deputies began their preliminary investigation and notified detectives in addition to Crime Scene Investigators, who responded to the scene.
The victim's identity has been confirmed by the Sacramento County Coroner’s office as 89-year-old Carol Matsui, who was reported missing on December 6, 2017.
Sergeant Shaun Hampton