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UPDATE: Missing Man Found Dead in McCovey Cove

UPDATE: Missing Man Found Dead in McCovey Cove
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By Waiyde Palmer - Published on December 28, 2013.
The late Mr. Netto and where his body was found. Photo: SFist
The late Mr. Netto and where his body was found. Photo: SFist
Sad news comes via SFist about the LA resident and Brazilian native, Paulo Netto, who we alerted readers was missing under suspicious circumstances last month as his remains were identified by relatives Friday morning. The 23 year old's body was found floating in McCovey Cove near Pier 48 the morning of Nov. 9th by a local resident out for a morning walk with his dog. Identifying the remains was delayed due to the body being badly decomposed. The SF coroner hasn't released a cause of death at this point. You may remember the young man had come to SF via LA to check out art schools. He had been staying at the Adelaide Hostel near Union Square on Saturday night and told his family he was taking the bus home on Sunday. Mr. Netto became the focus of a citywide search following a panicked phone call he placed both to his sister in Brazil and a pal in LA the following Monday saying that he was being followed. He asked his sister to call the SFPD for help. His sister and mother both flew to the City to aid in the search for him but found no trace was found. His last location identified via phone records was near Shotwell and 19th in the Mission. His ATM card was used by someone else at the McDonald's at 16th and Mission in early November. SFPD is still very interested in speaking with the man who had Mr. Netto's cash card. Check out the image. If you know anything about who this man might be, call the SFPD at (415) 553-1071 and reference case number 130921443. What happened to Mr. Netto over that weekend, pre and post his fear-filled phone call home, and his sad end in our Bay remain an unresolved mystery with more questions now then when we first posted about the search. Condolences to Mr. Netto's family and friends for this tragic turn of events and the loss of their loved one