Floating Body Could Be That of Missing 49ers Fan

Ian Powers disappeared during Nov. 12 game
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 19, 2018 1:19 AM CST
Floating Body Could Be That of Missing 49ers Fan
Police in Santa Clara released this photo of Powers.   (Santa Clara Police)

A grim discovery made by fisherman in California could bring the search for a missing San Francisco 49ers fan to a tragic end. Ian Powers, 32, disappeared during a Nov. 12 game at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, leaving his girlfriend and her two children behind. Police say a fully clothed body was found Saturday about a mile offshore from a marina approximately 2 miles from the stadium, ABC reports. During the fourth quarter of the game, "he went to the bathroom and then got lost, or something happened," girlfriend Chelsea Robbins says.

Robbins say she texted and video chatted with Powers to arrange a place to meet. His phone was later tracked to a parking lot near the stadium, where his car was found, police say. Security cameras captured him leaving the stadium and walking through the parking lot. Relatives say leaving the stadium without his girlfriend and the children would have been completely out of character for Powers, a 32-year-old Army veteran from Spokane, KGO reports. NBC Bay Area reports that police in Santa Clara say they are aware of the body recovered by the San Jose Police Department, and they are still waiting for "confirmation of identity as well as cause and manner of death by the coroner's office." (In 2013, a man fell to his death at a 49ers game.)

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