Yohanes Kidane found: Netflix engineer’s body pulled from San Francisco Bay 2 weeks after he went missing – authorities rule death a suicide
- The body of missing Netflix engineer Yohanes S. Kidane was found on August 29
- His death was ruled a suicide and he would have drowned.
- Kidane had moved to the Bay Area just two weeks before her disappearance
The body of Netflix software engineer Yohanes S. Kidane, who disappeared from San Jose on August 14, was found in the water near the Golden Gate Bridge.
Kidane’s body was removed from San Francisco Bay on Tuesday, August 29, after investigators received calls about an unconscious person in the water.
An autopsy confirmed it was indeed Kidane and ruled the 22-year-old died of blunt force injuries and drowning as a contributing factor.
His death was ruled a suicide, according to the Marin County Sheriff’s Office. said.
The recent Cornell University graduate was reported missing in mid-August after failing to show up for a week-long job with the popular streaming service.
Kidane had moved to the area just two weeks before her August 14 disappearance and her phone and wallet were found near the Golden Gate Bridge after her disappearance.
Authorities say the body of Yohanes S. Kidane was found in the water on Tuesday and investigators say there are currently no signs of foul play.
Kidane’s initially unidentifiable remains were found in the water near the Golden Gate Bridge
In a statement shared Wednesday, the Marin County Sheriff’s Office shed light on the discovery of the 22-year-old’s body on August 29.
A first call came in around 11:41 a.m. and coroners were dispatched to the scene alongside members of the U.S. Coast Guard who removed the body.
He was brought ashore and pronounced dead by paramedics who did not attempt to resuscitate him “due to the subject’s physiological condition”.
“The remains showed signs of advanced decomposition, prolonged exposure to the aquatic environment and appreciable depredation,” the statement said.
The body was so decomposed when it was recovered from the bay that its remains were unidentifiable and required further investigation by police and coroners.
Kidane’s identity was finally confirmed on August 31 and his next of kin were promptly notified of his discovery and death.
An autopsy was performed on September 1 and Kidane’s cause of death was determined to be “blunt impact injury with drowning” as a contributing factor.
The cause of the blunt impact injuries found on his body is currently unknown.
It is also unclear what caused the coroner to rule Kidane’s death a suicide.
Missing Kidane flyers were posted near the Golden Gate Bridge and surrounding area
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