WALNUT GROVE (CBS13/AP) — The search for the father of a bride who went missing on her wedding day has been called off after his body was found in a slough.
On Monday afternoon, a boater was in Steamboat Slough in Walnut Grove when he discovered the a man's body. Soon after, authorities called off their three-day search for missing 55-year-old Prasad Moparti, who was visiting Northern California from India.
On Tuesday morning, the Sacramento County Coroner's Office confirmed the body was that of Prasad.
The place where Prasad was found is about five miles south of the Grand Island Mansion.
Prasad was smiling in the last family picture he took before he mysteriously vanished. But Durga Moparti says her father seemed unhappy after arriving in the U.S.
The weekend wedding was supposed to be a huge party at the historic Grand Island Mansion, but when it was time to leave for the Bay Area, Prasad, who was unfamiliar with the area, was nowhere to be found. Neighbors say they saw him Prasad walking towards a nearby bridge on Saturday afternoon.Investigators considered Moparti's disappearance voluntary and don't suspect foul play. A cause of death hasn't been determined.
Investigators considered Moparti's disappearance voluntary and don't suspect foul play. A cause of death hasn't been determined.
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