CONCORD -- The body of a man found at Military Ocean Terminal Concord on Thursday has been identified as missing Bay Point senior John McConeghy, the Contra Costa Sheriff's department said Tuesday.
The coroner identified McConeghy, 77, by using his fingerprints, said Contra Costa Sheriff's spokesman Jimmy Lee. The man, who had dementia, was reported missing Oct. 15, two days after a family member went to check on him at his Pacifica Avenue apartment in Bay Point and discovered he was not home.
McConeghy had previously wandered away from home in the past but had been found shortly after each time, according to a news release. The family spent two days searching for him before reporting him missing to authorities.
Forty members of the Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue team searched much of Bay Point for McConeghy to no success, Lee said. Approximately 3,500 homes in the area were notified of his disappearance by the telephone emergency notification system.
McConeghy's cause of death is pending toxicology results, Lee said.
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