By Bay City News
A man's body was found in the water along San Francisco's Embarcadero this morning, but authorities say it is too early to tell whether the body is that of a Los Angeles Dodgers fan who went missing after a baseball game last week.
San Francisco police spokesman Officer Carlos Manfredi said a passerby spotted the body in the water near the foot of Howard Street shortly before 8 a.m. today.
He said the passerby flagged down a nearby San Francisco Fire Department boat, and firefighters responded and retrieved the body from the Bay.
The medical examiner's office was called to the scene and has taken custody of the body, Manfredi said.
He said it is not yet clear whether the body is that of 27-year-old Victor Murillo, who went missing near Pier 32 the night of June 25 after watching the San Francisco Giants play the Dodgers.
Murillo and his friend had just come from AT&T Park and were at the pier when his friend looked away momentarily. When the friend looked back, Murillo was no longer on the pier, U.S. Coast Guard officials said.
The Coast Guard and San Francisco firefighters scoured the Bay for signs of Murillo but were unable to find him.
Last Friday, dozens of Murillo's friends and family members carried out their own search, distributing flyers and recruiting volunteers with boats to search the water.
Murillo, a Woodland resident who works as a corrections officer in Vacaville, moved to Northern California several years ago, friends said.
Manfredi said the medical examiner's office will determine the identity of the body.