The body of Aaron Brooks was found Saturday morning at about 9:30 a.m. in a drainage canal was positively identified as the missing teen.
A body found Saturday morning in a Galt Park has been positively identified as that of 15-year-old Aaron Brooks, who disappeared on October 26. Police arrested a suspect in his killing late Saturday.
The body, which has lain in two-feet of water for more than a week, the body was positively identified as that of Aaron Brooks on Sunday.
According to accounts on Saturday police arrested 19 year old Salvatore Carmello Maggio of Wilton for the murder of Aaron Brooks. He was booked into the Sacramento County Jail on a single count of homicide.
Investigators said a witness told them he saw Maggio emerging from the drainage canal on October 26 at about 5:30 p.m. According to the witness, Maggio was wet, muddy and vomiting. The witness called 911, and both police and fire units responded to the scene. Galt police say Maggio told the responding officer that he had been attacked by three juveniles, who subsequently fled the area. He was treated by medics and sent on his way.
Aaron Brooks, 15, Missing Since October 26, 2005
Aaron Brooks has been missing since October 26, 2005 when he was last seen at Galt Community Park.
The Galt Area Crimestoppers has offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to the whereabouts of Aaron Brooks, a 15-year-old Galt High freshman who was reported missing Oct. 27.
Family members and friends have been searching for Brooks since he was last seen on Oct. 26. Police report that he was seen the following day in the east parking lot of Galt Supermarket, 814 A St.
Anyone with information may call 888-393-8477 (TIPS).
Family, friends concerned about disappearance of Galt High student
A crowd of at least 50 parents and students gathered Monday evening to mark the fourth day since Galt High freshman Aaron Brooks was reported missing.
His family is concerned about his safety, but Galt police say Brooks’ disappearance may have been voluntary.
“At this point, we can’t categorize this as an abduction,” said Galt police Officer Chris Sanford. “All indications at this point (are) that he is missing voluntarily.”
Anyone with information on the case may call Galt police at 366-7000.
From KCRA 3; Volunteers Search For Missing Galt Teen
Volunteers from the area took part in a search for Aaron Brooks in the last known location that he was seen.
A group of volunteers took part in a search for a missing Galt teen Friday morning. Aaron Brooks, 15, was last seen at Galt Community Park on Oct. 26, and that’s where Friday’s search was centered.
“We don’t know if foul play is involved, but we’re very concerned about his welfare. At this point we just don’t know,” Galt Police Department spokesman Ken Erickson said.
“I’m just frustrated in general that there have no calls, no leads, no sightings … it’s just a very grave situation when some things don’t happen,” the missing teen’s father, Bernie Brooks, said.