Updated: Sheriffs Office Locates Body of Missing Female in Discovery Bay

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On Thursday, the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff said they located the body of missing person Ching Ping Chen submerged behind a residence in the 5500 block of Beaver Lane in the Town of Discovery Bay.

The Sheriffs Office stated they located her around 8:30 pm Wednesday. The investigation is ongoing and the cause of death has yet to be determined. By 4:00 pm Thursday, an autopsy was completed and the cause of death is listed as asphyxia due to drowning.

If you believe you have any information regarding this person, please call the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office immediately at (925) 646-2441.

Update: Search Continues for Missing Woman in Discovery Bay

The Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff is continuing to search for a missing Discovery Bay woman.

Ching “Ping” Chen was last seen at her home on the 5500 block of Beaver Lane in Discovery Bay last night, August 20, 2019, at about 7 PM.

Deputies launched a search using K-9s, a drone and a Search and Rescue Team, but have not been able to locate her. The search is continuing with Deputy Sheriffs and Marine Patrol Unit.

Chen is described as an Asian female, 53 years old, 4′,11″, 88 pounds, brown hair with blonde highlights, and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a light green tank top, green shorts and pink sandals.

Anyone with any information on Chen is asked to call the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff at (925) 646-2441.

Thursday Update:

At approximately 8:30 PM yesterday evening, August 21, 2019, the Office of the Sheriff’s Dive Team located the body of missing person 53-year-old Ching Chen submerged in the water behind a residence on the 5500 block of Beaver Lane in Discovery Bay. They recovered Chen and turned her over to the Coroner’s Division.

The investigation is ongoing and the cause of death has yet to be determined.

Thursday Night Update

The Sheriffs Office reported at 4:00 pm that the autopsy has been completed on 53-year-old Ching Chen of Discovery Bay. The cause of death is listed as asphyxia due to drowning.


6 COMMENTS

  1. Yes, nobody just drowns. There will never be an occasion that someone would slip and fall into the water. I never heard of anyone slipping into the water by accident. Maybe she slipped hit her head and fell in. Why do you have to be dramatic and look for a sex offender? This sounds like a very tragic sad accident and you make it out to be a Nancy Drew mystery.

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