Body found at Loomis park

By: Jenifer Gee and Martha Garcia Gold Country News Service
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Deputies are searching a Loomis park after a woman’s body was discovered there Wednesday morning. At about 10:40 a.m., Placer County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call that a female body was found at Loomis Basin Community Park South, located off King Road on the east side of Interstate 80, according to Dena Erwin, Placer County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman. A 16-year-old boy discovered the body, Erwin said. Deputy Nelson Resendes said officials found the woman fully clothed and partially in a creek located about a quarter-mile west of the park’s baseball diamond. Erwin added that detectives believe the woman had been at the location overnight and had been camping near where she was found. Placer Sheriff’s detectives and coroner’s deputies continued to investigate the scene through Wednesday afternoon. At this time officials do not suspect suspicious circumstances, as there is no obvious cause of death, Erwin said. The incident remains under investigation and a forensic autopsy will be done to determine cause of death. This is the second body found in Loomis this summer. On July 3, Charsha Rene Smith, 20, of Del Paso Heights, was found near the entrance to Del Oro High School’s football stadium parking lot near Kind Road. Initial autopsy reports did not indicate a cause of death and officials ordered toxicology tests. Jenifer Gee can be reached at