The parents of UC Davis student Linnea Lomax said their 19 year-old daughter committed suicide by hanging from a tree, KCRA3 reported.
Lomax’s parents held a news conference at Cold Springs Community Church in Placerville Tuesday.
Her mother was among the group of searchers who discovered her body, according to KCRA3.
Lomax was last seen on June 26 in the 800 block of Howe Avenue in Sacramento, where she had attended a scheduled appointment at an out-patient psychiatric hospital, according to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s office.
She had earlier suffered from a nervous breakdown due to final exams, authorities said.
When Lomax’s parents went to pick her up from the appointment, they learned she had already left, News10 reported.
El Dorado County authorities said Lomax had left for lunch with no identification, no money and no transportation.
Family and friends established the Help Find Linnea Foundation, and for more than two months some 900 volunteers helped in the search for the missing student.
Lomax’s body was discovered Friday morning in a heavily wooded area along the American River north of Glenn Hall Park in Sacramento’s River Park neighborhood.