SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) – The family of a woman missing in Sacramento’s Pocket area was met with heartbreak Monday.
According to her family, Cheng “May” Saechao went missing after she told them Saturday she was going to Garcia Bend Park along the Sacramento River with her raft.
Earlier Monday, the family showed FOX40 where they found Saechao’s belongings the day before.
“A bag of clothes, a hat, a cap, and her cell phone and her keys,” a family member described.
A short time later, the family was overwhelmed with the cries of devastation when they spotted a body that they identified as their missing loved one.
Emergency responders showed up after the family’s heartbreaking discovery.
Although Saechao had come to the park before, the family said they advised against it because it wasn’t safe to go alone.
Saechao’s daughter said the family thinks her mother possibly drank too much alcohol before going into the water. The remnants of a 12-pack of White Claw were found among Saechao’s possessions, according to the family.
Prior to her death, Saechao’s family said she spent her time as a caretaker for her elderly family members.