Two wedding guests have been found dead in a car submerged in a Californian river beside a golf club after they disappeared from a reception on Sunday.
The bodies – identified as Alyssa Ros, 23, and Xylona Gama, 22 – were found in a car in the Stanislaus River, in the city of Ripon, in San Joaquin County, two days later.
The pair had been missing since attending a wedding at the Spring Creek Country Club on 3rd April.
The Ripon Police Department (RPD) said in a statement on 6th April: “Missing Persons Located. On Tuesday, the Ripon Police Department was notified by a Spring Creek Country Club employee that a vehicle was submerged in the Stanislaus River near a southeastern part of the golf course.
“The vehicle matched the description of a missing persons investigation that was already taking place by the Ripon Police Department and Stockton Police Department.
“Several members of the department, along with Firefighter and Rescue personnel responded to the scene to investigate and recover the vehicle from the water way.”
The RPD stated: “Upon the vehicle recovery, two deceased persons were located inside the vehicle.
“The persons have been identified as Alyssa Ros of Long Beach California and Xylona Gama of Stockton Ca.
“Both decedents were last seen attending an event at the location on Sunday evening.”
The police added: “This incident is still under investigation. If you have any information that could assist in this investigation please contact Detective Gursharan Kang.”