[UPDATE 2:46 p.m.: Family Member Says This Is Missing Man] Body Found Floating Near Willow Creek; Recovery Team Responding
The body of a white male adult is currently floating in the Trinity River near Willow Creek. It was spotted about 9:30 a.m. on the bridge crossing the waterway.
Law enforcement arrived on the scene rapidly and spotted the deceased person “on the move in the water,” according to scanner traffic.
“This is on the move rapidly,” one officer said.
About 10:02 a.m. an officer reported that the body was “still moving downstream. We’ve lost sight of it momentarily.” The body is definitely deceased, according to the officer.
A recovery team has been requested to respond to the scene. Hoopa Volunteers are hoping to launch a boat about 10:30 a.m.
UPDATE 10:20 a.m.: The CHP helicopter is on its way from Yreka, according to scanner traffic.
UPDATE 10:57 a.m.: Officers have lost sight of the body.
UPDATE 11:20 a.m.: The body was relocated near River Bend Road.
UPDATE 2:46 p.m.: A family member of 26-year-old Joseph Barriga-Crawford of Willow Creek who has been missing since May 23 posted publically on Facebook that the body has been identified as him.