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Third body found in Yreka Creek in eight months

By Stephanie Vatz, Online Manager
Published On: Jul 18 2013 03:40:14 PM CDT
Updated On: Jul 18 2013 04:41:58 PM CDT
YREKA, Calif. -

The Yreka Police Department is investigating a body that was found about 500 feet from South Yreka Creek – the third body found in the creek over the past eight months.

Very little information is being released about the body but police said it was in the advanced stages of composition. Yreka police also said that foul play is not being ruled out.

This comes only eight months after the body of Christopher Schafter was found in the creek on November 23 and less than two weeks after another body was found on July 9. Both cases are being investigated as homicides.

Because of the bodies in the creek recently, authorities are asking the public to stay away from the creek until further notice.

Yreka police are working with the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office, the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigations on the cases.

To send tips or information, call (530) 841-2300 for the department's 24-hour information line.