Body found in Williams


At approximately 2:34 PM, the Colusa County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the report of a body in a ditch just south of Myers Rd. on Lonestar Rd. in Williams.

“The Colusa County Detectives and Dive Team responded to the area locating a deceased male adult floating in the canal,” said Assistant Sheriff, Mike Bradwell.

Bradwell stated that the Colusa County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team extricated the body.

Authorities have identified the deceased adult male as Jose Canchola, 18, from Colusa.

Canchola has been missing since Sunday, Oct. 27, when he was last seen at about 12:30 AM leaving a residence on foot in the 6000 block of Myers Rd. in Williams, CA.

“The Colusa County Sheriff’s Office has been conducting an investigation since this time in regards to the whereabouts of Jose Canchola,” Bradwell added.

“Our thoughts are with Jose Canchola’s family and friends,” said Bradwell.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact the Colusa County Sheriff’s Office at (530) 458-0200.

Lloyd Green Jr. is the Owner and Publisher of the Williams Pioneer Review. He is dedicated in publishing the news and informing the community of Colusa County. Lloyd has been with the publication since 2008, and purchased the business in 2010. Under his ownership the newspaper has grown significantly in subscriptions, publishes weekly, and obtained the title of Newspaper of General Circulation by the Superior Court of Colusa County in Sept. 2017. Lloyd is also the director of advertising, classified manager, legal notice clerk, and circulation manager. To contact Lloyd, email him at or call (530) 458-4141 ext. 100.