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Dive team finds body of missing Elk Grove teen

10:43 PM, Apr 2, 2012   |    comments
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ELK GROVE, CA - Police said the body of a missing Elk Grove girl was found in the Sacramento River around 7 p.m. Monday, just an hour after dive teams returned to the water for a third day.

Shabnam Ahmadyar, 15, was last seen around 4:30 p.m. Friday on her way to a park near her home on the 4800 block of Chamberlin Circle, Elk Grove Police Officer Chris Trim said.

Trim said Ahmadyar suffered from paranoid schizophrenia and functioned well-below her age level.

Authorities have tentatively identified the body as Ahmadyar's and notified her family.

Ahmadyar's body was found by the Drowning Accident Rescue Team, DART, in the Sacramento River. Her body was 38 feet from the shore, about 10 feet north of the dock in the Hood-Franklin area. Ahmadyar's body was about 40 feet under water.

The area was only six miles from her home.

On Saturday, investigators discovered Ahmadyar on a store's surveillance video in the town of Franklin. Later that day, Det. Jim Kang said some of Ahmadyar's clothing was found on the dock. On Sunday, search dogs tracked her scent into the water.

Elk Grove police don't believe the teen's death is suspicious.

"There's nothing to indicate there was an abduction or any type of crime," Trim said. "It just appears to be a young lady who suffered who suffered from issues. She got lost or turned around and ended up here at the river. She liked water, but couldn't swim. It's just a sad story."

News10/KXTV and the Associated Press

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