Missing man found dead off Marin Coast

January 27, 2009 10:10:40 AM PST
A missing Moss Beach man was found dead Saturday afternoon in the water off Tennessee Beach south of Muir Beach in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, the Marin County coroner's office said Monday.

John Paul Lennon, 55, was found dead by someone walking on the beach around 2:50 p.m., Marin County coroner's investigator Jeff Sherman said. The U.S. Coast Guard recovered Lennon's body, Sherman said.

The results of an autopsy Monday are pending, Sherman said. Lennon's family reported him missing on Jan. 20. They said he left home for work but never arrived, the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office said.

Lennon had recently stopped taking prescription medication for an injury, and may have been depressed, according to the sheriff's office.

Lennon's white Toyota Tundra pickup truck was located by the California Highway Patrol in the south parking lot near the tollbooths of the Golden Gate Bridge, according to the sheriff's office.