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Body of missing student found in Sacramento River

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Posted at 9:29 AM, Sep 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-01 12:30:17-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Authorities in Northern California say a body found in the Sacramento River is that of a 22-year-old Chico State student reported missing last week.

The Butte County Sheriff's Office says a fisherman called authorities Thursday after spotting the body floating in the river.

It says deputies recovered Anthony Mahr's body about a quarter of a mile upstream from Scotty's Boat Landing in Chico.

Officials say Mahr was reported missing on August 20 when he went tubing on the Sacramento River with two friends.

KHSL-TV reports Mahr's two friends made it to shore but his disappearance was not reported until a day later when one of his friends, Brentston Rhodes, was arrested for a burglary.

The sheriff's office says it continues to investigate the death and that an autopsy is pending.

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