Dead body found near Highway 267 bypass bridge near Truckee |

Dead body found near Highway 267 bypass bridge near Truckee

UPDATE: 12:35 p.m., Wednesday

The body was found in the Truckee River approximately 0.2 miles downriver from the bridge and has been turned over to Nevada County Coroner for further investigation.

Sergeant Danny Renfrow said at this time it is unclear what happened but speculates that they may have jumped from the bridge intentionally.

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Truckee police officers found a dead body in the area near the Highway 267 bypass bridge this morning, according to a press release.

At around 2 a.m., police located an abandoned vehicle in the area. The vehicle was running with its driver side door open.

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The driver may have voluntarily gone missing in the immediate area.

Truckee Police, California Highway Patrol and Nevada County and Washoe County sheriff deputies conducted a search of the area. At 9:30 a.m. a deceased subject was found.

Police have not released the identity of the person involved.

Check back for more updates.

CORRECTION: This story has been corrected to state that the update was posted at 12:35 p.m. Wednesday — not 12:35 a.m.