SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Alex Holden, a 25-year-old man who went missing in Sacramento on New Year’s Eve, has been found dead, according to his family.
CBS-affiliate KOLR confirmed the news through conversations with Holden’s father, Greene County Judge Calvin Holden, and his sister. Holden’s father also confirmed the news in a Facebook post on Sunday.
Police on Monday said they believe the body of a man found in the American River Parkway Sunday afternoon was Holden.
“There are no signs of foul play, therefore the coroner is prime on the investigation. As with any death investigation, the coroner is the one who releases identity information,” according to a Sacramento Police Department statement Sunday.
On Monday afternoon, Sacramento Police said the Sacramento County Coroner identified the body as Alex Holden.
🚨Update, today the Sac County Coroner has identified the body located yesterday at 3:00PM in the American River as missing person Alex Holden.
This is never the outcome we want from any missing person case, our hope is that this may provide some closure for the family 💙 https://t.co/IIMxX5nSaw
— Sacramento Police (@SacPolice) January 28, 2020
Sacramento police said Holden was last seen in the morning of December 31, 2019, wearing a tan pullover jacket in the city’s downtown area. Police and the Holden family had been working together for weeks investigating leads — even offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to his whereabouts.
“We have run down all the leads that have been given,” Calvin Holden said.
The Holdens said it wasn’t like Alex to disappear without telling anyone.
On Monday, Mayor Darrell Steinberg tweeted out condolences to Holden’s family. He wrote: “So sorry for the loss of this vibrant young man. Deepest sympathies to his family and friends. Many of us have children the same age. Every day with them is a gift.”
Holden was the nephew of former Missouri Gov. Bob Holden. He had been working in management at Amazon for about two years.