Police notified about body found amid search for missing San Francisco 49ers fan

ByKatie Utehs
Sunday, November 18, 2018
Santa Clara police notified about body found in Alviso Marina due to missing 49ers fan
Santa Clara police were notified about the finding of a man's body amid a high-profile missing persons case involving a 49ers fan.

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Police in California were notified about the discovery of a man's body amid a high-profile missing persons case involving a San Francisco 49ers fan.

Fishermen found the body near the Alviso Marina Saturday afternoon.

"I was told it was about a mile out from the boat ramp," officials said.

Divers with the sheriff's office recovered the body, and now the coroner's office is working to make an identification.

The marina is in San Jose police's jurisdiction. However, a call was made to Santa Clara police in regards to their case of a missing man named Ian Powers.

Powers, 32, is a 49ers fan and army veteran from Spokane, Washington.

Powers went missing after a Monday Night Football game at Levi's Stadium on Nov. 12.

He was last seen on surveillance footage leaving Levi's Stadium that night. He attended the game with his girlfriend Chelsea Robbins and her two children.

In an interview Friday, she said the two were separated at the game.

Santa Clara police tracked Powers' cell phone to a nearby parking lot, where his car was abandoned.

They say none of his credit cards have been used since.

Police are calling his disappearance suspicious.


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