57-year-old Vittorio Marianecci of Florida, was reported missing by the San Francisco on Monday.
Nearby to where they discovered the remains of a first victim several weeks ago near the Berkeley Marina, rescue personnel have found the body of a second victim. The two incidents, according to the police, are unrelated.
The San Francisco Police Department searched for the victim, 57-year-old Vittorio Marianecci of Florida, believing that he was “considered ‘at-risk’ due to statements he made that may put him as a danger to himself,” the department tweeted on Monday at 3:51 p.m.
According to Berkeley police spokesman Officer Jessica Perry, less than an hour later, at 4:48 p.m., a kite surfer in Berkeley called authorities to report a body floating in the San Francisco Bay.
City firefighters used a boat to retrieve the deceased that was floating “a few hundred yards south of Hs Lordships” restaurant after the kite surfer and police met on land. Marianecci “showed no additional signs of trauma,” according to Perry.
The body was taken into custody by the Coroner’s Bureau of the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office, who will conduct an autopsy this week, according to the authorities.
According to San Francisco police, Marianecci was last seen in Florida on April 26 and was planning to travel to Seattle, Washington, the following day. His phone was traced by his family to San Francisco. Police in San Francisco received a missing person report about Marianecci on Monday.
Three weeks prior to Marianecci’s body being found, El Cerrito resident Sophonia McLendon, 52, was found dead in the same location. On the rocks close to Seawall Drive’s southern end, McLendon was discovered floating.
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