Body of missing San Francisco man found in Laytonville lake

The body of a San Francisco man reported missing earlier this week was found floating in a lake in Mendocino County Wednesday, according to officials.

The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) said they were notified on June 11 of the missing 35-year-old who was last seen in Laytonville.

Officials say the missing man, Joshua Piszczek, was visiting the private 600 acre campground and event center known as Mendocino Magic for a music festival when he disappeared.

“On the afternoon of [June 9] Piszczek went swimming in the lake at the campground and was last seen by his girlfriend sitting on a dock moored to the shore of the lake,” MCSO reported. “After a short time, the girlfriend looked back and Piszczek was gone.”

Deputies said his girlfriend, along with others, searched the area, thinking Piszczek might have left the lake by foot. They reported him missing two days later when there was still no sign of him.

Officials searched the area multiple times this week. According to MCSO, human remains were found floating in the lake Wednesday morning. Deputies said they were identified as being the missing man, Piszczek. No foul play is suspected at this point, however MCSO said an autopsy is pending.

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