Dead Body Found in Ben Lomond — Suspected to Be Soquel Woman

Guadalupe Cortez was last seen with two men swimming in the river by Highlands Park.

A dead body was found shortly after 4 p.m. Monday near Highlands Park in Ben Lomond, Sheriff's Deputy April Skalland told Patch.

It has not yet been confirmed if the person found is in fact Guadalupe Cortez, the missing Soquel woman sought by Search & Rescue teams on Monday.

Cortez was reported missing Monday at 9 a.m. She was last seen alive at 12:30 Sunday afternoon swimming near the park with two men. 

The green Jeep belonging to Cortez was found unoccupied at the park. Search & Rescue used search dogs, ground crews and a water team to canvass the San Lorenzo River area.

Without confirmation that the body is Cortez, Skalland said there is little resolution at this point. The men she was with are not yet considered suspects of any foul play with so much left to be determined. 

Redwoodgirl February 05, 2013 at 07:53 PM
SO sad. I have heard nothing but good things about this woman. She was well loved.
SANTA CRUZ MOM February 06, 2013 at 03:56 AM
Ryan Silva February 08, 2013 at 07:57 AM
They found her body across from my house. My thoughts are with her family. Monday I talked to the search and rescue guys about two minutes before they found her. I was working about 100 feet away from her body all day. I don't understand how she could die there. It were I swim every summer and have since I was 17.


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