SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY–
Another day dragging the waters of the Delta off of Bacon Island, but still no closer to an answer about what happened out here on Sunday morning.
“Myself and my officers are trying to put the pieces together for the rest of the puzzle,” said Sgt. Jason Bartlett of the Stockton area CHP.
The problem lies not in the murky, green Delta water, but in the airwaves, “The initial caller, we still haven’t spoken to in person or know the identity,” Bartlett told FOX40. That has lead to confusion about how many people may have been inside the Chevy Tahoe when it plunged off the levy road. “It originally was five, then we also heard six and then sometimes seven and the highest number I’ve heard to this time was eight.”
The CHP and San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Department know for a fact that two men survived the crash, while three bodies were found Monday. But, they also believe at least two more men are in still in the water.
The San Joaquin County coroner has identified one of the bodies pulled from the water, but has yet to notify his family. The identities of the two other men recovered remain unknown.
Officers hope the initial caller, who they believe may have been the driver, gets in contact with them. If he doesn’t, the CHP says they may release his initial 911 call to the public to see if anyone recognizes his voice.