Missing Sacramento woman Yin Wong found deceased in Placer County
December 8, 2017
Searchers on Wednesday found the body of a missing Sacramento woman in the Auburn area, about a mile from where her vehicle was discovered, authorities said.
Yin Wong, 33, was found deceased in a steep part of the American River canyon on the fourth day of a coordinated search, said Nevada County Sheriff’s Sgt. Mike Sullivan, the search-and-rescue coordinator.
No cause of death has been determined, he added.
“She was located deceased,” Sullivan added. “No foul play.”
Wong, who disappeared early Sunday in the Bowman area, may have been “despondent or have psychological issues,” Sullivan said.
“It appears she may have wanted to harm herself,” he added.
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An area resident found Wong’s vehicle and contacted authorities, which found her purse, shoes, cell phone and keys in the area, authorities have said.
“It appears that she intentionally wrecked her vehicle into the brush and fled her vehicle,” Sullivan said.
Nevada County authorities, which had 14 people involved on Wednesday in the search, was asked by Placer County to coordinate the effort. They fielded searchers on the ground, along with dogs trained to find people, Sullivan said.
Tracking dogs were used initially, though the trail stopped in thick brush — a common occurrence in certain weather conditions, he added.