One week after AIG business executive Omar Meza went missing in Palm Desert, his body was found floating in a pond at the 18th hole of the J.W. Marriott Desert Springs Resort on Thursday.
Breitbart News reported that the 33-year-old Vice President was last seen on Jan 8 after being driven back to his hotel after a company dinner at about 11:20 pm.. The next day, Meza failed to appear at a scheduled business meeting prompting colleagues and his wife to reach out to him by phone. Unfortunately, the calls were never answered.
KESQ and KMIR reported that Meza’s jacket and wallet were found on the resort’s golf course on Jan 9. Though the Riverside County sheriff’s department could not confirm the details about his jacket and wallet being found, they did confirm that a missing persons report had been filed.
Thursday, according to CBS affiliate KESQ, officers with the Palm Desert Police Department were called to the 74800 block of Country Club Drive where Meza’s body was discovered at 2:15 p.m.
Family members and friends of Meza have communicated using social media and left this message on Facebook: “We are with heavy hearts tonight as we announce the passing of Omar Meza. He was a very loved son, husband, brother & friend. We would like to take this time to grieve his passing and ask that everyone please respect our privacy at this time.”
The investigation is ongoing and an autopsy will be performed. It is unclear how long Meza was floating in the pond or how he died.