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Body Found in Vicinity of Missing Man’s Vehicle

The remains of a man matching the description of a San Jose man reported missing by his wife earlier this week have been located in the vicinity of an abandoned vehicle in the Owl Creek Rd and Yuba River area. Nevada County Sheriff Keith Royal says the body was located around 1:15 PM Wednesday by one of the search and rescue volunteers about 1500 feet from the vehicle which had beenĀ  spotted by CHP air support.
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Sheriff Royal says the family has been notified that a body matching the description of 61 year old Walter Steever was locatedĀ  by a volunteer while searching the rugged hillside in the area. The investigation into the man’s death is ongoing.
Sheriff Royal thanks a number of agencies across the state that assisted in the search.
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Search and rescue efforts have been taking place since Monday after Mr. Steever’s family reported he had not been heard from since last Wednesday.


October 30, 2013


In 3 days150 people S&R sheriffs dogs and a helicopter couldn't find a person 500 steps from his vehicle? Very comforting.

November 1, 2013


Pretty sad... Big Thank you to the Search and Rescue efforts. I live down Owl Creek and can say it's not an easy area to access let alone, search for somebody.

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