Body found at Slide Ranch is missing Novato man

November 17, 2009 2:19:10 PM PST
The Marin County coroner's office has identified 29-year-old David Allan Scott of Novato as the man who was found dead at Slide Ranch Monday morning.

Scott's body was found off state Highway 1 between Muir and Stinson beaches. He had been reported missing to Novato police Sunday night. A relative spotted the body at about 8 a.m. Monday, Golden Gate National Recreation Area spokeswoman Ozola Cody said.

The Marin County coroner's office, Stinson Beach lifeguards and the Marin County Sheriff's Office search-and-rescue team recovered the body near the shoreline shortly before 9 a.m. Monday, Cody said.

The search-and-rescue team and Golden Gate National Recreation Area rangers searched for the man until about 12:30 a.m. Monday, Cody said.

An autopsy is scheduled for this morning.