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Body found in Delta slough near Grand Island Mansion

Members of the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department cover the body of an adult man who was found in Steamboat Slough, about five miles south of Grand Island Mansion on Monday, February 22, 2016 in Walnut Grove, Calif. There was no immediate identification of the body, according to Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Tony Turnbull.
Members of the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department cover the body of an adult man who was found in Steamboat Slough, about five miles south of Grand Island Mansion on Monday, February 22, 2016 in Walnut Grove, Calif. There was no immediate identification of the body, according to Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Tony Turnbull. jvillegas@sacbee.com

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department reported the body of a man was found Monday in Steamboat Slough, about five miles south of Grand Island Mansion.

There was no immediate identification of the body, sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Tony Turnbull said. The county Coroner’s Office was expected to publicly identify the man after notifying his next of kin.

Deputies went to the slough about 2:30 p.m. Monday, responding to a report from a boater.

The department has been attempting to find Prasad Moparti, 55, who went missing after his daughter’s wedding Feb. 13 at Grand Island Mansion in Walnut Grove. Moparti was visiting the region from India.

Authorities said Moparti had disappeared within hours of his daughter’s wedding. In the days leading up to the ceremony, he had started taking long walks while visiting his daughter in Los Angeles, family members said.

Family members described Moparti as an avid walker and said he manages apartments in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad. He danced at a party Friday and enjoyed the ceremony Saturday.

Authorities said immediately after he disappeared that there were no suspicious circumstances or foul play.

Turnbull said last week that Moparti was considered to be a “voluntary missing person” but that he was not familiar with the area. The Sheriff’s Department called off the search after about 72 hours.

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