Source: San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department (Information and Press Release):
Needles, California: The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department has officially confirmed the identified of a body found on the California shoreline near Blankenship Bend on Thursday, July 2nd, 2020 as missing boater Raegan Heitzig.
According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, on July 23, 2020, the victim found on the California shoreline was identified to be Raegan Heitzig.
A Forensic Odontologist was able to identify the victim by using her dental records.
Raegan was a passenger in one of two boats that were involved in a head-on collision on September 1, 2018, on a stretch of the river between Pirates Cove and the Topock Marina, north of Lake Havasu and south of Needles.
Personnel from several agencies searched the river and riverbanks from the crash site to Lake Havasu for weeks following the crash.
On Thursday, July 2, 2020, at approximately 7:30 p.m., the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department received information that a body was found on the California shoreline of the Colorado River approximately ½ mile South of Blankenship Bend.
Deputies assigned to the Colorado River Station Marine Enforcement Unit and a San Bernardino County Coroner Investigator responded to the location and took possession of the body.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Colorado River Station Marine Enforcement Unit at (760) 326-9200.
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