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PRESS RELEASE - Missing Person Investigation Update

Post Date:11/20/2018 8:25 AM

The Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office has identified the body found in the water near the Alviso Marina as that of 32-year-old Ian Powers, a Spokane, Washington resident who went missing following the San Francisco 49ers vs. New York Giants football game at Levi’s Stadium on Monday, November 12. 

On Saturday, November 17, at about 2:52 p.m., the San Jose Police Department responded to a possible body in the waters near the Alviso Marina, 801 Mill Street in San Jose. A group of duck hunters reported seeing a body lying face down in the low-tide water approximately one mile north of the Alviso Marina boat ramp. Rescue divers from the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team responded and assisted the Coroner’s Office in recovering the body. The coroner took custody of the body. 

Based on its investigation, the Coroner’s Office has determined that the cause of death was salt water drowning. The manner of death has been ruled an accident. Based on these findings, the Santa Clara Police Department’s investigation into Powers’ disappearance is now closed. 

The attached aerial photograph provides an overview of the area with locations of significance during the investigation identified.

Aerial of Area - MP Powers

Date of Occurrence: November 13, 2018
Time: 11:17 a.m.
Incident: Missing Person – Investigation Update
Case Number: 18-1113115
Location: Great America Parkway and Old Glory Lane

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