YREKA, Calif. — The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office is still working to identify a body found last week.
They strongly believe the body is that of a missing man.
The body was found at a home in the Carrick Addition neighborhood in Weed.
On the property, deputies arrested 37-year-old Robert Henry Tessmer Jr. and charged him with murder.
The sheriff’s office says an autopsy was conducted last week, but they were unable to identify the body because of its condition.
The injuries show the person was assaulted, although deputies are not saying anything further.
Right now, the sheriff’s office is testing the DNA of the missing man’s brother to see if it’s a match.
The process could take weeks.
Until they notify family members, police say they’re not releasing the victim’s name.
Amanda Rose is a multimedia journalist for NBC5 News. Amanda graduated from Columbia University earning a Master’s degree in Journalism. She also received a Bachelor’s degree in English with a specialization in literature from the University of British Columbia. She’s a Los Angeles native, but is thrilled to return to the beautiful Pacific Northwest and is passionate about reporting on the criminal justice system.