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Update: Coroner Identifies Victim Found in Water Off West Sixth Street

Local firefighters called in the Coast Guard to assist in recovery.

Monday, October 15, 2012

The Solano County Coroner has identified the victim found yesterday as that of 63-year-old David Dubois of Benicia.  The cause and manner of Dubois' death have not been determined at this time according to Deputy Jackson Harris of the coroner's office.

Asked if Dubois was the victim of foul play Deputy Harris said, "At this point there is no indication of that."

An autopsy is scheduled for later today.

Posters asking the public’s help in finding Dubois were taped to light posts in Downtown Benicia shortly after he was reported missing by his wife.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Shortly after 11 a.m. on Sunday, October 14, Benicia firefighters were called to the shoreline near West Sixth and St. John’s Place where a body was spotted in the water.

According to a release from the Benicia Fire Department the body was in an area inaccessible from the shoreline so the U.S. Coast Guard was called in and was able to recover the body.

The Coast Guard brought the body to a private dock in the area where fire department personnel confirmed that the victim was deceased.  The Solano County coroner took possession of the body.

Benicia Patch reported on Friday, October 12 that a man was reported missing from a West Sixth Street home.  Benicia Police refused to comment on the identity of the victim or on the investigation into his death.

It is normal for the officials to withhold information until family members are notified.

Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.

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Kim S. October 15, 2012 at 03:28 AM
Prayers to the family. First thought was that it is the missing man, hoping for some closure for the family.
Joe Feltcher October 15, 2012 at 08:50 PM
JB- Thanks for the coverage. The Herald hasn't touched this yet and has a picture of an atrocious piece of 'art' as its headline.

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