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Body of missing Dodgers fan pulled from San Francisco Bay

July 5, 2012 |  6:56 am

Victor MurilloThe body of a Dodgers fan missing since a June 25 game at AT&T Park in San Francisco was found Wednesday floating just off the Embarcadero.

The medical examiner's office confirmed the body was that of 27-year-old Victor Murillo, a prison guard who lived in Yolo County, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. Police said a passerby first spotted the body shortly after 8 a.m. Wednesday about four blocks from Piers 30-32, where Murillo was last seen.

Murillo had just walked back to a car parked in a lot on Piers 30-32 with a friend about 10:40 p.m. on June 25 when he vanished, police said. The friend looked down at his phone to write a text message and said when he looked up, Murillo was gone.

The friend told police he thought Murillo fell into the water.

The U.S. Coast Guard and San Francisco firefighters initially searched the water for Murillo, whose family and friends also organized search efforts in the days after his disappearance.

The medical examiner will conduct a toxicology screening, which is standard procedure, the Chronicle reported. Authorities declined to comment on whether there was any indication of foul play.


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Photo: Victor Murillo. Credit: KTLA-TV, Channel 5