On March 30, 2017, at approximately 10:30 PM, Alycia (Aly) Leane Yeoman went missing. She was last seen driving westbound on Butte House Road from Romero Drive in Yuba City. Aly was in route to her home located in Gridley. Aly never made it home. On April 5, 2017, Aly’s vehicle was found near the Feather River, just north of the Live Oak Recreation Park. Aly’s cell phone was found on top of the levee, not too far from her vehicle.
An extensive search and investigation was initiated. A unified investigation team was formed which included the following agencies; Gridley-Biggs Police Department, Butte County Sheriff’s Office, Butte County District Attorney’s Office, Yuba City Police Department, Sutter County District Attorney’s Office, Sutter County Sheriff’s Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Office of Emergency Services. In addition, many citizens throughout the nation assisted in the search for Aly’s safe return.
On May 7, 2017, the hope in finding Aly alive ended when her body was located in the Feather River, not too far from where her vehicle was found.
An autopsy was performed and the cause of death is listed as “drowning.” The manner of death is undetermined.
Our hearts and prayers are with Aly’s family and friends during this horrible time of grief.