KNIGHTS LANDING, Calif. (AP) — Police have found the body of a 20-day-old baby boy reported missing in a swampy region near the Sacramento River in Northern California after dozens of searchers spent the night looking him.
Authorities found the body shortly before 10 a.m. Wednesday near the rural town of Knights Landing about 30 miles west of Sacramento.
Justin Rees and his mother, Samantha Green, 23, of Woodland were reported missing Monday.
About 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, a Knights Landing resident called 911 to report a hysterical and crying woman who turned out to be Green on a nearby levee along the river, Woodland police Capt. Dale Johnson said. Her car was found at the opposite end of the wetlands.
The woman was cooperative, but she was too upset and disoriented to provide details about where she and the baby had been while missing, Johnson said. A night-long search was then launched between the area where Green turned up and where her car was found on the opposite side of the wetlands known as the River Cut Slough.
Johnson said “foul play is not suspected at this time” and the investigation continues.