Police are investigating the death of a Google engineer whose naked body was reportedly found floating in the San Francisco Bay last Thursday.
Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety Captain Shawn Ahearn told CBS News that a cyclist discovered Chuchu Ma’s naked body in the water behind Moffett Field’s runaway, along the Bay Trail.
According to KTRK, the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Dive Team recovered the 23-year-old’s body the same day her boyfriend filed a missing persons report with Mountain View police.
Right now, it’s unclear how Ma ended up in the Bay or if foul play was involved. Police are waiting for the medical examiner to determine an official cause of death, the local station reported.
Ma’s LinkedIn profile indicated that she started working for Google in July 2016 and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin.
“Chuchu was an excellent software engineer in our developer product team,” Google officials said in a statement issued to KPIX. “We are devastated to learn of her passing, and our deepest condolences are with her family and friends.”
Ahearn said they’re interviewing family, friends, and acquaintances to get a clearer picture of the events leading up to Ma’s death. The coroner’s office told KTRK that toxicology and autopsy results could take several weeks.
“We don’t know if anyone witnessed it or not or what occurred so when we do an investigation like this we look at all possibilities,” Ahearn commented.
[Featured Image: Chuchu Ma/Facebook]