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Body of Sacramento man found in Delta; 1-year-old still missing

Kyler Jackson
Kyler Jackson

A body found in the water Saturday evening in Walnut Grove was that of a 23-year-old Sacramento man who went missing last Sunday with his 1-year-old daughter.

Kyler Jackson’s body was found in the river about 5:45 p.m. in the river at Georgiana Slough, said Sgt. Tony Turnbull, Sacramento County sheriff’s spokesman.

Jackson’s daughter, Kaylee Jackson, was not found.

Turnbull said a dive team using sonar Saturday found an underwater object that could be a vehicle, but it’s not clear if it was the one in which the Jacksons were last seen Sunday. Crews were preparing to dive down to inspect the object about 9:30 p.m.

Turnbull said the object was found near Andrus Island Road and the Walnut Grove Bridge.

The Jacksons were reported missing Monday to the Antioch Police Department in Contra Costa County. They were last seen at 11 p.m. Sunday in Antioch.

They were reported missing by Jackson’s family when the father failed to show up in Sacramento. At the time, Kyler Jackson was driving a 2002, four-door, silver Ford Taurus.

Police had earlier reported that Kyler was driving to Stockton, but his mother, Karla Jackson, said he was headed to Sacramento.

The last spot they were seen is the 4000 block of Folsom Drive in Antioch, according to the Sacramento Police Department, whose officers are working in conjunction with Antioch police.

Kaylee has brown hair with bows and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a pink shirt.

“There doesn’t appear to be any kind of foul play that’s involved,” Turnbull said, but it would be up to the coroner’s office to determine an official cause of death.

Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies also were called Saturday evening to another water-related incident in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

Not long after crews found Jackson’s body, sheriff’s deputies responded about 6:50 p.m. to an unrelated report of a possible drowning at Brannan Island State Recreation Area.

No additional details were available for that incident.

Ryan Sabalow: 916-321-1264, @ryansabalow

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