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Missing Man’s Body Found Near Vallejo Marina

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Robert Mast went missing after taking his dog for a walk on February 5th. (BCN)

Robert Mast went missing after taking his dog for a walk on February 5th. (BCN)

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VALLEJO (BCN) – The body of a Vallejo man who went missing Feb. 5 was found Wednesday afternoon in the Mare Island Strait near the Vallejo Marina, Solano County sheriff’s Lt. Gary Faulkner said.

An autopsy on 45-year-old Robert Mast was scheduled for Thursday, Faulkner said.

The U.S. Coast Guard discovered the body on Wednesday and the Solano County coroner’s office was summoned at 2:16 p.m. that day, Faulkner said.

Vallejo police said Mast left his Santa Clara Street home on Feb. 5 to take his black-and-white female pit bull for a walk.

The dog was seen in the River Park area and returned home that evening dragging its leash, Lt. Ken Weaver said.

Mast’s friends and family members said it was highly unusual for him not to stay in touch and that he was very attached to the dog and took her everywhere, police said.

(© 2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Bay City News contributed to this report.)

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