Body of missing CSUB student found in Tule River

Posted at 8:54 AM, Apr 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-26 12:29:06-04

UPDATE (April 26, 2017, 9:27 a.m.): Family members of Alondra Orozco say they found her body in the Tule River on Tuesday.


UPDATE (April 24, 2017 3:25 p.m.): According to the Tulare County Sheriff's Office, the search in the water is still suspended. They are still monitoring the area and the current to see when and if they can go back in the water.


UPDATE (April 20, 2017 2:57 p.m.): The woman who drowned in the Tule River on April 13th has been identified as 21-year-old Shreya Singh. The second female, 21-year-old Alondra Orozco, has not been recovered.


UPDATE (April 20, 2017 1:35 p.m.): The Tulare County Coroner’s office said the woman’s body pulled from the Tule River last week was misidentified at the scene.

The coroner’s office verified that body is not missing Cal State Bakersfield student Alondra Orozco, but another woman who was with Orozco. The victim’s name has not been released.

Investigators say the two went swimming in the river on April 13th and were swept away in the water.

Orozco is still considered missing.


One local family is looking for answers after the Tulare County Coroner’s Office identified the wrong body found in the Tule River last week.

Search and rescue crews pulled a body from the river near Springville last week. But, family members say the Coroner’s Office incorrectly identified that body as CSUB student Alondra Orozco.

The family says the body is that of Orozco’s friend, an unidentified Kern County woman, and that Orozco is still missing.

Orozco was a Delano High School graduate.  She and the other women went swimming last Thursday and were swept away in the fast-moving waters.


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