A NETFLIX engineer who disappeared last month after getting into an Uber has been found dead.
Yohanes Kidane, 22, went missing in San Jose, California, on August 14.
His remains were found off the coast of Sausalito near the Golden Gate Bridge, the Marin County Sheriff’s Office said on Wednesday.
That’s not far from where Kidane’s wallet and cell phone were recovered last month.
Investigators believe he died by suicide.
The remains were identified on Thursday, which is when authorities began notifying Kidane’s family.
Following an autopsy, authorities determined that Kidane died from a combination of blunt force injuries and drowning.
He was originally from Webster, New York, about 10 miles east of Rochester.
Kidane had recently graduated from Cornell University and moved to the Bay Area to start his job at Netflix.
“He was one of the best engineers out of his class at Cornell,” Kidane’s brother Yosief told NBC’s Dateline.
The brothers spoke for about an hour the day before Kidane went missing.
Lucas Achkarian, Kidane’s friend, told The Cornell Sun the software engineer was highly motivated before his death.
“He was going to the gym and was just pretty excited about life,” Achkarian said.
“He’s what every person should honestly strive to be.”
A GoFundMe page dedicated to aiding the search effort for Kidane surpassed its fundraising goal of $100,000 by more than $6,000.