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Body Found at Lake Oroville Identified

Thursday, September 15, 2016/Categories: Press Release

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Update- 9/15/16

Oroville, Ca- Thursday, September 15, 2016, an autopsy was conducted on the body found on Lake Oroville on September 9, 2016.

The body was positively identified as Stephon Jones through the use of dental records. 

Next of kin has been notified.

The full results of the autopsy are pending.

 

 

 

 

Body recovered on Lake Oroville-9/9/16

Oroville, Ca—On September 9th, 2016, at 9 a.m., Butte County Sheriff’s Office received a report from California State Parks regarding a fisherman who had located a body in the area of Red Tape Road on Lake Oroville.
BCSO representatives responded to the scene and located the deceased individual face down on the shore. Due to the condition of the body, BCSO representatives were unable to make positive identification at this time. BCSO Investigations Unit is looking into the possibility of the body being that of Stephon Jones, who was reported missing on February 10, 2016.
An autopsy will be conducted next week, and more information will be released as soon as possible.

 

 

 

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