At approximately 10:30 this morning, a Yuba City Police officer contacted our office to inquire about the whereabouts of an area described as Cobblestone Beach. The area was reportedly along the Yuba River behind the Recology landfill site on Highway 20 northeast of Marysville. Yuba City Police Department had received an anonymous reported of a presumed dead body in that location.
Yuba County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the area and with the assistance of a Yuba-Sutter Sheriffs’ Aero-Squadron member who flew over the area, located the body of a 50 year old Marysville woman identified as Mareucia Ann Cardinelle. Sheriff’s investigators were summoned to the scene and took over the investigation.
Cardinelle had been reported missing to the Marysville Police Department by family members yesterday after she failed to return from taking a walk earlier in the day.
An autopsy is being scheduled for tomorrow to ascertain the cause of death. Foul play is not suspected at this time but has not been ruled out.