UPDATE: A memorial for Steve has been set up by his friends and loved ones for Sat, Sept 3rd. (See below for details)
A local OBcian by the name of Steve Marquez – an OB regular at Lucy’s and the Tilted Stick – was found floating in Mission Bay near the Ingraham Street bridge yesterday, August 31st by police. His body was in a state of decomposition.
According to someone who knew him as a regular at these bars told us today that Steve had been missing for the last couple of days.
If you know anything about Steve or what happened to him, let us know or call the police, 531-2000.
San Diego Police do not know yet the nature of Steve’s death. The case has been referred to the County Medical Examiner’s Office to determine whether it was a homicide or a natural death.
Steve’s friends are still in shock. They are grieving about the loss of a fine human being.
A Memorial and celebration of Steve’s life has been set up by his friends and loved ones for Saturday, Sept 3rd starting at noon, down at the beach between lifeguard towers 4 and 5, at sunset.
UPDATE: PRESS RELEASE FROM MEDICAL EXAMINER’S OFFICE
The Medical Examiner’s Office is releasing this information as a public service and further information can be released when our investigation has been completed. To request copies of completed reports:
(1) allow at least two weeks from the date of death, call (858) 694-2895, select Option 0, and request copies of reports on the case of interest, OR
(2) review other options at http://www.sdcounty.ca.gov/me/copies.html
Case Number: 11-01875
Name: Steven Ulysses Marquez
City of Residence: San Diego
Place of Death: N 32 46.216 W 117 13.981, San Diego CA
Place of injury: Undetermined, San Diego CA
Date/Time of Death: 8/31/2011 1:41:00 PM
Date/Time injury: 08/–/2011 Unk
Summary: The decedent was a single 37-year-old Caucasian male who resided at the Centre City Hotel in the downtown area of San Diego. The decedent was last seen on the late evening of 08/24/11, at a local pub in San Diego. A missing person report was filed with the San Diego Police. On 08/31/11, a family was sailing Mission Bay near the Ingraham Street bridge when they found the decedent floating in the bay. Lifeguards were flagged down and they confirmed the death. San Diego Police were notified and well as this office. The body was transferred to the Quivira Court Lifeguard Station.
Cause of Death/Updated Cause of Death: Drowning
Contributing Conditions: None
Investigating Agency: Next of kin notified? Yes