The body found in a boat last Sunday has been identified by the Shasta County Coroner’s Office as 49-year-old Melanie Sue Culpen.
The body was found on Mar. 31 behind a home on Prince St. in Redding. Police were called to the scene that Sunday evening around 7 p.m.
Police said that neighbors noticed a foul odor in the area where the boat was stored and went to investigate.
The neighbors also told police that the body could be that of a homeless woman known to wander in that general area.
The body was identified on Apr. 1 using a fingerprint comparison.