Officials continue searching for the remains of Bridget Jacobs


REDDING, Calif. - The Shasta County Sheriff's Office is continuing to search for the remains of Bridget Jacobs in Whiskeytown Lake.

Officials said their search continued Thursday, April 13, 2017, with the eighth dive effort. Divers searched in depths ranging from 38 to 70 feet and visibility was limited. Divers reported that in most of the search area, the bottom is covered with up to two feet of fine silt.

At approximately 10:38 a.m., officials found a human leg, believed to be Bridget Jacobs', in the area of Brandy Creek Marina where previous searches were conducted. Dive efforts continued throughout the day until approximately 3:00 p.m., however, no additional human remains were located.

Officials said the Brandy Creek Marina, and surrounding area, have been thoroughly searched; therefore, no additional dive efforts are scheduled at this time. Despite the exhaustive efforts made to locate both of Bridget Jacobs' hands and her head, they remain undiscovered.

On Thursday divers with the Shasta County Sheriff's Office, with assistance from the Butte County Sheriff's Office and from the Butte County Sheriff's Office Marine Enforcement Unit, resumed dive efforts for Bridget Jacobs at Whiskeytown Lake.

On March 31, divers with the Shasta County Sheriff's Boating Safety Unit found the first human leg, which is believed to be part of Bridget Jacobs body, at Whiskeytown Lake near the Brandy Creek Marina.

The leg was attached to a cinder block secured with a tie strap. Based on the condition of the leg, it appears that Bridget's body has been dismembered.