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: 3 Gang Members Arrested In Beverly Hills Restaurant Shooting
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: Gas Prices In Southern California Keep Ticking Up, But Cyberattack On East Coast Pipeline Not Expected To Make An Impact
“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: Thursday Last Day To Claim $26 Million SuperLotto Ticket Sold In Norwalk
Stevens was last seen Nov. 6 at the 7-Eleven at 1802 N. E Camino Real.