Body of Google Engineer Found in San Francisco Bay

Chuchu Ma's death is a mystery
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 12, 2017 5:56 AM CST
Google Engineer Found Dead in San Francisco Bay
Chuchu Ma.   (LinkedIn)

A 23-year-old Google engineer was found dead in the San Francisco Bay last week—and police are trying to determine whether foul play was involved. The naked body of Chuchu Ma, who joined Google early last year, was found in water near the San Francisco Bay Trail in Sunnyvale, Calif. on Thursday, NBC Bay Area reports. She was identified as Ma, a resident of nearby Mountain View, over the weekend. "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," Captain Shawn Ahearn of the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety tells ABC 7.

It's not clear how Ma's body ended up in the water near the popular jogging and cycling trail, and authorities say the results of toxicology tests will take weeks. Police say they aren't sure whether the body drifted there from elsewhere in the bay, KTVU reports. Ma's boyfriend filed a missing persons report with police in Mountain View the same day the body was found. "Chu Chu was an excellent software engineer in our developer product team," Google said in a statement. "We are devastated to learn of her passing and our deepest condolences are with her family and friends." (More San Francisco stories.)

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