BODIES PULLED FROM WATERWAY WEST OF STOCKTON: STOCKTON (AP) — San Joaquin County Sheriff's officials are searching a waterway west of Stockton where an SUV crashed over the weekend.
California Highway Patrol Officer James Smith says rescuers have so far recovered three bodies from the slough, including two on Monday. But it's possible there could be more bodies in the water.
The 2002 Chevrolet went off the roadway, down a levee and into the waterway around 5:30 a.m. Sunday. The cause of the crash is under investigation, and the victims have not been identified.
The CHP received a call later that morning. Smith says no one was inside the SUV when it was pulled from the water.
OFFICIALS INVESTIGATING DEATH OF PRISON INMATE: IONE (AP) — California prison officials are investigating the death of an inmate at a Northern California prison as a possible homicide, with his cellmate as the suspect.
A spokesman for the California Department of Corrections says Orlando Carbonell was pronounced dead after being found unresponsive in his cell in Mule Creek State Prison after what was described as an "in-cell disturbance" Tuesday.
The 50-year-old Carbonell began serving time in prison in November 2009 after being sentenced in San Bernardino County to a 26-year to life term for murder.
Prison officials have named his cellmate — 47-year-old Efrain Gutierez — as a suspect. The cause of death has not been determined.
Gutierez has been in prison since January 2010 after being sentenced to 16 years to life in Riverside County for murder.
Mule Creek State Prison is located near Ione in remote Amador County, about 40 miles southeast of Sacramento.