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Sacramento County coroner says body in Delta is bride’s father

Members of the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department cover the body of an adult man who was found in Steamboat Slough, about 5 miles south of Grand Island Mansion, on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, in Walnut Grove, Calif. The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office confirmed that the body was that of Prasad Moparti, who went missing within hours of his daughter’s wedding at the mansion.
Members of the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department cover the body of an adult man who was found in Steamboat Slough, about 5 miles south of Grand Island Mansion, on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, in Walnut Grove, Calif. The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office confirmed that the body was that of Prasad Moparti, who went missing within hours of his daughter’s wedding at the mansion. jvillegas@sacbee.com

The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office confirmed that the body recovered from a Delta slough Monday was that of a man who disappeared on his daughter’s wedding day.

The coroner’s website listed the dead man as Prasad Moparti, 55, of Hyderabad, India. The Coroner’s Office said there was no trauma to the body, but that the cause of death has yet to be determined.

The Sheriff’s Department reported his body was found Monday in Steamboat Slough, about 5 miles south of Grand Island Mansion, the site of his daughter’s wedding.

Deputies went to the slough about 2:30 p.m. Monday, responding to a report from a boater.

The department had been looking for Moparti, 55, who disappeared after his daughter’s wedding Feb. 13 in Walnut Grove.

Authorities said Moparti went missing within hours of daughter Durga Moparti’s wedding. In the days leading up to the ceremony, he had started taking long walks while visiting his daughter in Los Angeles, family members said.

Family members described Moparti as an avid walker and said he managed apartments in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad. Authorities said immediately after he disappeared that there were no suspicious circumstances or foul play.

A sheriff’s spokesman said Moparti was considered to be a “voluntary missing person” but that he was not familiar with the area. The Sheriff’s Department called off the search after about 72 hours.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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