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Woman reported missing in Del Paso Heights found dead in vehicle

Candice De Anda, 26, who went missing in Del Paso Heights, was found dead on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018.
Candice De Anda, 26, who went missing in Del Paso Heights, was found dead on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. Sacramento Police Department

A woman reported missing in Del Paso Heights was found dead in her vehicle Saturday afternoon in what police described as a homicide.

Since Friday evening, Sacramento Police had sought the public’s help in finding Candice De Anda, 26. She was reported missing from the 3900 block of Branch Street and was believed to be driving a Ford Taurus.

Police said Saturday afternoon that her body had been found in the sedan during a follow-up investigation into her disappearance. Police also said they arrested a person of interest on unrelated charges.

The Sacramento Police Department is asking any witnesses with information regarding De Anda’s death to contact the dispatch center at (916) 808-5471 or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at (916) 443-HELP (4357). Anonymous tips can also be submited using the free “P3 Tips” smartphone app. Anyone with information may also be eligible for a reward up to $1,000.

If you have information about any of these people, please call 800-222-7463.

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