SAN CLEMENTE (CBSLA.com) — The body of a man found in a flood control channel next to San Clemente High School on Saturday was identified Sunday as a missing 22-year-old landscape architect, last seen a week ago.
“We were able to identify him late last night, based upon facial comparison to his driver’s license,” the Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s told City News Service on Sunday.READ MORE: Parents Keep Students Home To Protest Newsom's State-Wide Vaccine Mandate For All Schoolchildren
A search and rescue K9 found the body of Nicholas “Nick” Stevens at about 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the flood channel. It was located between a fast food restaurant and the baseball field of San Clemente High School, at 700 Avenida Pico.READ MORE: LA Firefighters Respond to Fire at Marijuana Grow Operation In Canoga Park
“The incident is being handled as a suspicious death investigation, but a manner of death has not been determined,” the Sheriff’s Department said.MORE NEWS: Southern California Reacts To Death Of Colin Powell
Stevens was last seen Nov. 6 at the 7-Eleven at 1802 N. E Camino Real.