A body was found floating in the Sacramento River near the State Railroad Museum in Old Sacramento, according to the Sacramento Police Department.
At about 11:40 a.m. Wednesday, a passer-by pointed out the body to a State Parks employee, who subsequently notified the police department, said police officer Eddie Macaulay.
Police recovered and inspected the body, Macaulay said.
“A body floating in a river is suspicious in and of itself,” Macaualay said, but because police observed no obvious trauma to the body, they handed off the investigation to the Sacramento County coroner.
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If the coroner’s report suggests the possibility of criminal activity, the police will take over the investigation, Macaulay said.