The naked body of a young Google employee was found floating in the San Francisco Bay on December 10, according to authorities.
23-year-old Chuchu Ma was reported missing the same day that her body was found, though not a lot of details have been released at this time.
The beautiful woman appeared to have led quite a successful life during her short time on earth.
Here’s what we know so far:
1. Her Naked Body Was Found Lying Face-Down in the Bay
According to a tweet from the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety (DPS), the Santa Clara Coroner’s Office identified the body found in the bay as Ma. The tweet reads:
The @SCCgov Medical Examiner has confirmed the identification of the body found along the Bay Trail as that of 23-year-old Chu Chu Ma. Ma was reported as missing from Mountain View. Our investigation is ongoing awaiting the results of the autopsy report.
“NBC Bay Area’s SkyRanger captured footage of several police cars, officers and divers at the scene,” NBC Bay Area reported. “A woman’s naked body was floating face down in the water.”
2. The Investigation Is Ongoing & Foul Play Has Not Been Ruled Out
A passing bicyclist found Ma’s body on Thursday morning while on a trail, according to Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety Officer Shawn Ahearn, as reported by KTVU.
The woman’s body was found Thursday morning by a passing bicyclist on the trail, according to Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety Officer Shawn Ahearn.
Her body was subsequently recovered by Santa Clara Sheriff’s Department dive team.
While the circumstances are not known, foul play has not been ruled out and her body was found without clothes on.
Officials stated that this is an ongoing investigation and that they’re awaiting autopsy results.
3. She Was Described as an ‘Excellent Software Engineer’ by a Google Spokesperson
“Chuchu was an excellent software engineer in our developer product team. We are devastated to learn of her passing and our deepest condolences are with her family and friends,” a Google Spokesperson told NBC Bay Area.
4. She Graduated From the University of Texas at Austin
According to her LinkedIn profile, Ma received a “Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Computer Science,” with a “3.96/4.0” grade point average.
5. Many Are Taking to Social Media to Warn Women of the Dangers of Walking Alone, & to Offer Condolences
“Time to start carrying a Sig Sauer 9mm pistol which is perfect for women,” Donte O’Conner wrotewa q on Facebook. “Not too bug and will fit hidden in your waste band. Shoot first and ask questions later.”