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Body Of Person Reported Missing From SoCal Found Off Nevada County Trail

NEVADA COUNTY (CBS13) — A person who had been reported missing out of Southern California was found dead in Nevada County, authorities say.

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Search crews out looking for the missing person. (Credit: Nevada County Sheriff's Search & Rescue)

The Nevada County Sheriff's Search & Rescue team says, on Monday, they were alerted about a red pickup truck seen abandoned along the Fordyce Trail. It appears the vehicle had been there for 1-3 weeks.

Crews were able to hike out to the pickup and found it was registered to a person who had been reported missing.

With the person still nowhere to be found, search and rescue launched a mission in the area to try and find clues.

Eventually, with the help of crews in snowshoes, skies, and on specialized vehicles, the missing person was found dead about a 1/2 mile from the abandoned pickup.

The name of the person has not been released by authorities at this point.

Exactly how the person died has also not been stated.

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