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Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: Any new information about woman found floating in American River?

Q: Last week, a female body was retrieved from the American River. The only info I have seen was a backpack was attached. Is there any more information?

Cal, Garden Valley

A: The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office website identifies the woman as Beverly Roberts, 58, but lists no city of residence.

The cause of death is listed at “undetermined.”

According to a story in The Sacramento Bee, Sacramento Fire Department crews recovered Roberts’ body from the American River near Sutter’s Landing on Dec. 12, after someone in the park saw her floating in the water about 9 a.m. The circumstances of her death were not known.

Fire officials said she was wearing a backpack, which apparently kept her floating in the river.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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