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Man whose body was found Wednesday in vehicle identified

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.

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.