The family of missing tech worker Dan Ha has announced that a body matching his description was found in the San Francisco Bay this Tuesday morning.
No one had seen or heard from Ha, an iOS developer for Bay Area startup Metromile, since Halloween night. Metromile CEO Dan Preston reached out to TechCrunch previously about his disappearance, while friends and family set up a Facebook page and led a search for the 26-year-old man.
“Yesterday morning, the Coast Guard recovered a body found in San Francisco Bay,” Ha’s brother Joseph revealed at a press conference held this afternoon. “In speaking with the medical examiner, while the face and body were indistinguishable, the clothes, wallet contents, and phone matched Dan’s personal belongings.”
The SFPD has not confirmed the body is Ha’s. However, the family believes it to be a match. “At this time, we believe the body is Dan’s,” his brother explained.
The family does not believe this was a suicide and said Ha had even scheduled a doctor’s appointment the morning of his disappearance. He was supposed to attend a work event the next day and on his desk was a note to return a shirt he had recently purchased, according to an official letter from the Ha family.
The San Francisco Medical Examiners Office now has the body and will determine the identity and cause of death of the victim.
The family will be holding a memorial service for Ha this Friday at 7:30pm at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church located at 16th and Dolores in San Francisco.
Our hearts and thoughts are with his family at this time.