David Gordon Johnson, 44, was reported lacking June 5 and the motorbike he was to jot down about was found two days later at a river entry level.
The sheriff’s workplace stated Friday its investigation led detectives to consider that Johnson had drowned unintentionally.
The physique discovered Thursday was within the Mokelumne River close to the inlet of Lake Pardee. The medical expert’s workplace is trying into explanation for dying.
Calaveras County is 90 minutes southeast of Sacramento.
Private objects discovered with bike
California Freeway Patrol officers discovered Johnson’s motorbike parked at a relaxation cease close to the city of Mokelumne Hill in Calaveras County. The bike, found simply after midnight, was discovered with Johnson’s helmet and gloves, KCRA reported. His cellphone, laptop computer and backpack have been discovered near the close by Mokelumne River, the information station reported.
Trop stated she and Johnson had spent the weekend collectively in Los Angeles earlier than he returned to Northern California, making stops in Las Vegas and Mammoth.
They have been out of contact for 12 hours throughout his journey, Trop advised KCRA, however he messaged her at 2 a.m. to apologize for not reaching out, saying his cellphone had died and he was navigating difficult and icy roads after the solar went down.
“I had a good time earlier than it acquired darkish,” Johnson texted, in response to the affiliate. “That a part of the Sierra is simply stupidly spectacular. Anyway, I am so sorry I apprehensive you. Sure, I’m okay and alive, however I’m WIPED.”
CNN’s Jenn Selva contributed to this report.