The body of a young woman discovered on the banks of a rain-swollen Fremont creek Thursday night has been identified as Jayda Jenkins – the 18-year-old Tracy woman whose car plunged into the creek during a rainstorm last month.
Jenkins’ body was found by a man walking his dogs in the Ardenwood area of Fremont, police said. The Alameda County Coroner’s Office confirmed her identity Friday morning.
Jenkins apparently lost control of her car after a collision with another vehicle on Niles Canyon Road January 21. Witnesses said her car went into the water during a heavy rain. It was found, overturned, three days later.