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.

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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.

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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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