MILLBRAE (KRON) — A Millbrae father who was found dead in Sonoma County after he was reported missing in April was the victim of a homicide, police said Wednesday.
Deputies found the body of a 27-year-old Keith Green in a field off of Highway 101 near Healdsburg in unincorporated Sonoma County on May 11, according to the Sonoma County Coroner’s Office.
An autopsy determined that he was the victim of a homicide.
At this time, the San Mateo Sheriff’s Office is not releasing any information regarding the cause or method of his death, as it may compromise the investigation.
There are no suspects at this time, according to police.
The family of Green wrote the following statement on Facebook on Tuesday:
On behalf of Keith Green’s family and friends, thank you for everyone’s immense support, warm thoughts, and continued prayers. Keith’s body has been found and he is no longer with us. He will forever live on in our memories as a great father, son, brother, and dear friend. Please respect his family and friends’ wishes for privacy at this time. All our love.
Green was last seen at a Millbrae pancake house in April.
He told his roommate he was going to meet someone and left his keys and wallet behind.
When his friends began frantically calling his cell phone, a stranger picked up.
It was a hiker in the Rose Garden at Golden Gate Park. The hiker gave the phone to police, who have been able to access its location data.
The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office is leading the investigation into Mr. Green’s disappearance and death, with the assistance from the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office.
Anyone with information surrounding the circumstances of Green’s disappearance or his death are encouraged to call: San Mateo County Sheriff’s Detective John Carroll at 650-259-2313 or e-mail him at email@example.com. Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Juan Valencia at 707-565-8871 or e-mail him at Juan.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Those wishing to remain anonymous can call the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office Anonymous Tip Line at 1-800-547-2700.
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— Alecia Reid (@aleciareid) May 18, 2016