Fisherman finds bag of human remains in South Sacramento County

A fisherman found a bag of what he thought was human remains while he was fishing at Mokelumne River in South Sacramento County on Sunday morning. 

Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the location in the 150 block of Brannan Island Road and confirmed the remains were human.

Sheriff’s homicide detectives responded to the scene and began their investigation.  This case is currently being investigated as a homicide and there is no known motive at this time.  The age, race, and sex of the victim are also unknown.

The identity of the victim has not yet been released. 

Detectives are asking anyone with information relating to this incident, to please contact the Sheriff’s Department at 916-874-5115 or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at 916-443-HELP.  

Tip information may also be left anonymously at or by calling 916-874-TIPS (8477).