Missing Santa Rosa Man Found Dead In Russian River

SANTA ROSA (BCN) — A Santa Rosa man who went missing on Wednesday was found dead this afternoon in the Russian River off Sunset Beach in Forestville.

Sonoma County sheriff’s Sgt. Cecile Focha said, Marvin Jones, 53, was found by Sonoma County search and rescue team volunteers in 6 feet of water and about 20 feet offshore around 2:45 p.m.

He was dressed in a shirt and shorts and the tattoos on the body matched those described by his family, according to Focha.

Based on the location, description and time frame, deputies on the scene were satisfied with identifying the deceased as Jones, Focha said.

Jones’ locked Toyota Rav4 was found in the parking lot of Sunset Beach.

Search and rescue teams from Napa, Marin, San Mateo and Sonoma counties searched the river today.

Jones’ wallet and personal belongings were found locked inside the SUV, Focha said.

Jones’ wife reported him missing to Santa Rosa police on Friday.

According to Focha, the couple had moved to Santa Rosa from Southern California within the last year.

Focha said Jones might have been despondent about a relationship.


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