Missing mom-of-two's body found floating in California canal by fishermen as cops open homicide case

A MISSING mom-of-two was found dead floating in a canal after she failed to show up for her new job at Amazon.

Fisherman made the grim discovery of Chenin Carlson just days before Christmas in the water in Tracy, California.


The 36-year-old's body was found just down the road from where she was due to start her new job with the e-commerce giant, reports CBS13.

Carlson has two young children and was reported missing on Saturday after she never showed up at her new office.

Two fishermen spotted her body in the water and reported it to the authorities.

San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office have confirmed they are treating her death as a homicide.

Cops have not released any further details about her death or disappearance.

Detectives are continuing to search for Carlson's missing 2008 gray Honda Pilot as the mystery deepens.

Her husband was hopeful she would come how before the devastating discovered on the body.

Speaking outside their home in Manteca, her husband declined to be interview on camera, but said: "We’re waiting to see if she comes home."

He told CBS13 he last saw his wife on Saturday, but did not want to speak further as they family are going through a "tough time".

Sheriff's Office deputies went to Carlson's home on Tuesday with a search warrant and interviewed those there.

Melissa Silveira, who lives across the seat, said: "My husband said he heard them pounding on the door to open up.

"I wish they get some resolve to it, and the family gets some peace and the right person is caught."

"She’s a nice lady,” Lee Pierce, another neighbor, said.

No arrests have been made in the case.

Cops are urging anyone with information in Carlson's disappearance or her missing vehicle to come forward.

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