DISCOVERY BAY (CBS SF) — A 53-year-old woman reported missing earlier this week in Discovery Bay was found dead in the water Wednesday night, according to the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office.
A man flagged down a deputy shortly before 9:30 p.m. Tuesday to report that his wife, Ching “Ping” Chen, had gone missing around 7 p.m. from their home in the 5500 block of Beaver Lane near Cornell Park, an area surrounded by water, sheriff’s officials said.READ MORE: 49ers Fans Look to Make Noise, Boost Team at NFC Championship Game
Deputies were not able to find her during an initial search or during subsequent efforts Wednesday morning. At about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday,
Chen’s body was found submerged in the water behind a resident on Beaver Lane, according to the sheriff’s office.READ MORE: Solo Crash Friday Night Closes Moraga Road, Cuts Power to Hundreds
Her body was recovered and turned over to the county coroner’s office. The cause of her death has yet to be determined, investigators said.
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