Missing Placer County man found dead

SACRAMENTO - An eight-day search for a missing Colfax man ended tragically for his loved ones Sunday.

Eric Garcia, 39,was found deceasedin his car off Interstate 80 near Weimar around 5 p.m., according to Lt. John Poretti with the Placer County Sheriff's Department.

Poretti said Garcia's car apparently flipped and landed upside down at the base of a steep embankment.

Heavy snow and ice in the area made it difficult for responders to locate Garcia's vehicle during the multi-dfay search.

Garcia had traveled up to the areaDec. 8 to look for his missing wallet and never returned.

STORY: Placer County man missing since Saturday

A candlelight vigil will be held for Garcia Sunday in downtown Colfax from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.


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