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Probe links alcohol, drugs to Auburn canal death cluster

Autopsy results on five bodies found in Auburn’s Wise Canal showed evidence of very high levels of drugs or alcohol in all the victims. A report issued by the Placer Count ...

Coroner determines death cause for homeless man found on Auburn railroad tracks

An Auburn man found dead after apparently being struck by a train had injuries consistent with that assumption, authorities say. Results of an autopsy by the Placer County Coroner ...

Canal victim Matthew Templeman’s abandoned camp an eerie memorial to his homeless life, death

Deep in the overgrown grass and weeds on a vacant North Auburn patch of land, canal victim Matthew Templeman’s tent is still standing, his meager possessions little disturbed sin ...

Rash of Auburn canal deaths spark homeless camp safety patrols

A series of unexplained canal deaths in Auburn is sparking Pacific Gas & Electric into action. With five bodies recovered from the Auburn stretch of the Wise Canal in the past 16 ...

The Death Zone: Five bodies found in Auburn canal leave unanswered questions

Five bodies recovered from the Wise Canal over 16 months – including three since March 26 – are unusual, an Auburn Police spokesman said Tuesday. But there continue to be no i ...