AUBURN — The Placer County Coroner”s Office has confirmed that the body found near Auburn on Wednesday is that of missing Sacramento woman Yin Wong.
Authorities and search groups searched for the 33-year-old woman for four days after her car was found abandoned near the canyon rim early Sunday.
The coroner says Wong’s cause of death is still under investigation but evidence shows damage to her body caused by a mountain lion.
They do not believe the mountain lion killed Wong, but instead suggest the animal found her after she was already dead.
Authorities say this is normal behavior for a mountain lion and there is no reason to believe there is any danger to the public.
Wong’s family has established a GoFundMe campaign.