Body found in Truckee River is that of Texas man |

Body found in Truckee River is that of Texas man

Staff reportsWhile police have identified the man found dead last month in the Truckee River east of town, they continue to search for clues about how he died.The badly decomposed body found on Oct. 3 in the river across from the Flycaster’s fishing club west of Glenshire was identified last week as Julius Leroy Adams, 51, of Benbrook, Texas. According to Lt. Jeff Nichols of the Truckee Police Department, Adams’ body was discovered partially clothed and without identification. He was identified using a variety of sources, including dental and fingerprint records, Nichols said. His next of kin have been notified.Police ruled out that Adams had been hit by a train on the nearby Union Pacific railroad tracks or that he suffered any major trauma indicating foul play. Toxicology reports from the Nevada County Coroner’s Office are still pending.”We can’t rule out [foul play] until we get all the information,” Nichols said.Adams was working for a trucking company based in Grand Prairie, Texas, and was in the Reno area in early September. He was apparently heading to Sacramento from Reno as part of a two-person driving team, Nichols said. Police interviewed the other driver, who said Adams had been acting “paranoid,” Nichols said.”The victim decided at that point on the freeway to get out of the truck,” Nichols said.Witnesses reported seeing a male matching Adams’ description acting strangely near where his body was later found during the time frame he was reported to be in the area. Nichols said that detectives from the Truckee Police Department are continuing their investigation into Adams’ death. Anyone with information can contact Detective Robert Womack at 550-2335.

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