Searchers for missing UC Davis student Linnea Lomax have found her body.
The body, according to the Sacramento Bee, was found along the American River at 10:18 a.m. Friday morning near Glenn Hall Park in the River Park neighborhood near Sacramento State University. Lomax disappeared from her first day of outpatient facility care on nearby Howe Avenue on June 26.
The body was identified by the family later that evening. “We are grieved to report that we have just received confirmation that our search for Linnea has ended in sorrow. She has gone to be with her Lord. Yet in our sorrow we do not despair, knowing we will see her again one day,” a press release from helpfindlinnea.org stated.
According to the Sacramento Bee, police spokesmen Doug Norse noted the body was of a woman and showed signs of decomposition. It was not clear how the woman had died, but Norse said that the death does not appear to be suspicious and there is not yet evidence of foul play.
Lomax, 19, of Placerville, left an outpatient mental health facility located on the 800 block of Howe Avenue in Sacramento at lunch time of her first full-day outpatient session on June 26. She had completed 10 days of inpatient therapy just prior after suffering under the pressures of finals. There has been no contact nor confirmed sitings since her disappearance.
A celebration of life and memorial services are soon to be announced.