A man whose body was found Wednesday in a vehicle on Watt Avenue was identified Saturday as 20-year-old Ruben Rivera.
The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department had announced Jan. 11 that Rivera had been missing from his North Sacramento home for three weeks.
In a news release Saturday, the Sheriff’s Department said “it is likely the vehicle and body were in the place of discovery for a few weeks, citing it was obscured from view on a piece of property that is seldom used this time of year.”
He was found in a 1992 Toyota Tacoma truck, which is the last vehicle he was seen in.
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Homicide detectives are investigating the case. Anyone with information about Rivera’s disappearance or discovery is asked to call the Sheriff’s Department at (916) 874-8477.