Unidentified Woman Found Floating in Russian River

Press release from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office:Death Investigation Feature Drowning

On 3-24-2024 at about 04:30 PM, a kayaker on the Russian River called the Ukiah Police Department (UPD) to report they had possibly observed a human body in the river. UPD notified the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office of the incident as the location was in the County jurisdiction. Sheriff’s Office personnel along with numerous fire agencies responded to the area of Morrison Creek and Old River Road and began searching the area for the possible body.

Fire personnel utilized an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to search the river area. At about 5:35 PM, Fire personnel located a deceased subject in the river. Fire personnel trained in swift water rescue entered the fast-moving water and were able to safely remove the decedent from the waterway.

Sheriff’s Office Deputies were on scene and began a Coroner’s Investigation. The female adult decedent was in a state of advanced decomposition which made it impossible to identify the subject. It appeared the decedent had been in the water for some time, and no obvious signs of external trauma were observed.

The case is currently under investigation and anyone with information related to this investigation is requested to contact the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office at 707-463-4086. Information can also be provided anonymously by calling the Sheriff’s Office non-emergency tip line at 707-234-2100.

Additional information regarding this investigation and the identification of the decedent will be released when it becomes available.

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Ed Thyssen
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Ed Thyssen
24 days ago

Where is Kelisha Alvarez these days? She should be our of jail soon. Ukiah should capitalize on her as a tourist attraction. Sort of a town mascot. She does seem pretty unique and there must be some way her talents and charms could be used.

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I am a robot
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I am a robot
24 days ago
Reply to  Ed Thyssen

Is this comment relevant to this post? Or just weird?

Stillwantstoknow
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Stillwantstoknow
24 days ago
Reply to  Ed Thyssen

Let’s pray for her instead, eh?
But for the grace of God there go I. Some of y’all are gonna know EXACTLY what I mean.
❤️✝️God Bless

Two Dogs
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Two Dogs
23 days ago

Respect the suffering of those who loved her.

Stillwantstoknow
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Stillwantstoknow
23 days ago
Reply to  Two Dogs

💐Yes my heart felt condolences to this person who lost her life and to her grieving loved ones.

(My previous post was in reply to Ed in response to his comments on Kelisha. )

Truth Be Told
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Truth Be Told
24 days ago

The headline is a bit off – I doubt the victim was floating – “Unidentified Woman Found [Deceased] In Russian River” would be more accurate and more informative.

Bug on a Windshield
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Bug on a Windshield
23 days ago
Reply to  Truth Be Told

I don’t know, sounds correct to me. A boat can float and it’s neither alive nor dead.

My condolences to the family and friends.

Steelhead
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Steelhead
23 days ago
Reply to  Truth Be Told

Do you not now what a body does after being submerged in the water for several days? Look it up

Truth Be Told
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Truth Be Told
17 days ago
Reply to  Steelhead

Read the story. The body was retrieved by swift water rescue. Had it been floating it would have been swept downstream. The only logical inference is that it was pinned in place or tangled in Brush.