The body of a man who was found floating in a swamp has been identified as an Indian man who went missing from his daughter’s wedding reception more than a week earlier.
According to the New York Post, Prasad Moparti, 55, had initially traveled from central India to Los Angeles in January to see his daughter get married.
On February 13, Moparti disappeared from his daughter’s wedding reception at a waterfront resort about 30 minutes south of Sacramento. He was last seen walking toward a bridge near the swamp.
According to Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Tony Turnball, “Family members further indicated Moparti suffered from depression, and that he showed indicators of his depression leading up to the wedding.”
After Moparti walked away from the wedding reception, he was classified as a voluntary missing person.
“But because of Moparti’s lack of knowledge of the area and his depression, the Sheriff’s Department utilized all resources available in attempts to locate him,” Turnbull said.
After three days, authorities ended a land, water and air search for Moparti.
Investigators have yet to determine whether Moparti’s death was accidental. However, Turnball says, “We may never know what happened.”
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