23-Year-Old Google Engineer's Naked Body Found Floating In San Francisco Bay

The software engineer, Chuchu Ma, was reported missing on Thursday. Here's what we know.

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

The body of a young Google engineer was found in San Francisco Bay and identified on Saturday. As The Mercury News reports, the body found was of 23-year-old software engineer Chuchu Ma.

“Chuchu was an excellent software engineer in our developer product team. We are devastated to learn of her passing, and our deepest condolences are with her family and friends," shared Google spokeswoman, Gina Scigliano, in a statement.

Ma's body was initially found on Thursday by a passing biker off the Bay trail on the Sunnyvale-Moffett Field border. Initially, Sunnyvale Police Department described the finding as the "body of an unknown female" and circumstances around the death were unknown. She had been reported missing that same day.

As NBC Bay Area reports, her naked body was discovered floating face down in the water. A dive team from the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office recovered her. The Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety is calling the incident a case of unattended death. Autopsy results are still out and no further details surrounding the death or disappearance are known.

Ma graduated with a Bachelor's in Computer Science from the University of Texas, Austin in 2016. She worked as an engineer at Google for more than a year. According to what appears to be her LinkedIn profile, she previously worked at Yahoo!, Telogis and STEMed Labs. A coworker tells NBC Bay Area that she constantly "glowed with cheer" and "always made others smile." 

Ma's last Facebook post was in late October.

[Photo: Facebook]





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